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Australian anti-immigration far-right politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore on Aug. 17 when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt.
ANKARA, CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland
Turkey has blamed the Greek Cypriot side for the collapse of the Cyprus reunification talks, with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım saying Ankara “did its best” with regard to diplomatic efforts.
Turkey will “not step back” from guaranteeing the rights of Turkish Cypriots before the ongoing talks in the Swiss Alps produce the necessary security guarantees, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has stated.
WASHINGTON / CRANS-MONTANA
The United States on July 6 urged the reunification of Cyprus and called on the opposing Greek Cypriot and Turkish sides to reach a settlement, the White House said after a call between U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and leaders on both sides
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres held “highly constructive” talks on Cyprus with key parties, enabling a clear vision of what could lead to a settlement, the U.N. has said.
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland – Anadolu Agency
Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has said U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will return to Cyprus talks in the Swiss Alps in July to speed up the reunification process
The Greek Cypriot and Greek sides are “dreaming” when they push for lifting all guarantees. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said yesterday, when he was speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the talks in the Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland - Anadolu Agency
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has criticized Greek Cypriots for not showing “good intentions and flexibility” in the reunification talks taking place in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana.
Greek media claims about an alleged plan to cut Turkish troop numbers in Cyprus by 80 percent have been dismissed as “not true” by Ankara
More than 100,000 migrants and refugees have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe since the beginning of the year, and 2,247 have died trying, the U.N. said on July 4.
Sevil Erkuş - GENEVA/ANKARA
On the first day of the key new round of Cyprus talks aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island, the Turkish side has stressed the vital importance of the “guarantee system” for security in a new, lasting partnership between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots, a Foreign Ministry official has told the Hürriyet Daily News