Category: YUSUF KANLI
Early this morning, the leaders of the two peoples of Cyprus and representatives of the three guarantor powers - Turkey, Greece and Britain - will come together for the last effort to try to forge a federal resolution for the Cyprus problem in accordance with the 1977 and 1979 high level agreements
The Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders are set to meet once again at an open-ended conference to be reconvened in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana on June 28 with the participation of the three guarantor powers
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
The latest announcement landed in my inbox on Saturday evening. “The Board of the Association of the Constantinopolitans utterly condemns the provocative action by the Turkish authorities to allow the calling of prayers and the reading of the Quran inside the Hagia Sophia, in the presence of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet).
Turkey’s first gastronomy guide, which will be published in October, will fill a gap in the food and beverage sector, which is still developing despite the diversity and richness of Turkish cuisine, says journalist Müge Akgün
With a heat wave expected later this week, Greece’s government yesterday failed to persuade striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest left huge piles of trash around Athens
‘We are expecting all parties to come to the table and settle this once and for all, including Greece, Turkey and Britain,’ a UN official says ahead of the Cypriot leaders’ meeting in Switzerland
A settlement on Cyprus requires the two peoples of Cyprus, as well as Greece and Turkey, to put aside emotional and unrealistic designs, abandon utopias, hallucinations, dreams and concentrate on a power-sharing scheme between the “two equal constituent people” of the island.
Category: ERDAL SAĞLAM
Together with the expectation of a change in the cabinet, the bureaucracy in Ankara seems to have put everything on hold. One can particularly observe the rise of complaints from big private sector companies that “things have not been working in the bureaucracy for a long time.”
Turkey on June 23 condemned a Greek Foreign Ministry statement critical of a Quran recital and call to prayer held at the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) in Istanbul earlier this week
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The May 25 meeting in Brussels between Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk was regarded as a chance for a new start in Turkey-EU relations.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders, Mustafa Akıncı and Nikos Anastasiades, will meet in Crans-Montana, Switzerland on June 28. The meeting comes after strong pressure from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres to hold another conference in order to bring the two parties closer to a breakthrough with the participation of three guarantor countries: Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom
Researchers analyzed DNA from ancient cats as old as 9,000 years from Europe, Africa and Asia, finding evidence of two major dispersals from the Middle East
Turkey plays Greece at the EuroBasket Women 2017 in Prague on June 22, hoping to grab a place in the semifinals.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has stressed the importance of the guarantees system and emphasized that the Turkish side will not accept pre-conditions voiced by Greek Cyprus ahead of the crucial upcoming meeting in Crans-Montana in Switzerland on June 28.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu continued his “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul on the sixth day on June 20, defying calls from the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to end the “illegal” action
President Tayyip Erdoğan likes to hit out at Europe over its “mistaken” attitude toward Turkey.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is scheduled to hold a meeting with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras in Athens late on June 18, with the main agenda being the extradition of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
Turkey wants to make a “fresh start” with the European Union under a new vision, in the wake of soured relations over recent months, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım stated on June 19
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on June 19 stressed “respect for the judicial rulings” regarding the eight Turkish soldiers accused of taking part in last year’s coup attempt, whose extradition to Turkey was previously rejected.
Britain, a guarantor of Cyprus, has upped the pace of its diplomatic traffic with the parties ahead of a five-way conference to be held in Geneva to reach a final agreement for the reunification of Cyprus.
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