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
Things have started coalescing even as confusion in the mind is intensifying. Two days of talks in Ankara and Istanbul among Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other senior Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, have revealed that there will be no major change in positions in the Cyprus talks.
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.
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: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
It is apparent now that the drop in tourists visiting Turkey, especially from Europe, is not only due to fear of terror attacks. Several countries have been hit by terrorism, but none have suffered such a big loss as Turkey.
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
The most popular topic on Turkish social media platforms nowadays is the “March for Justice” launched by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
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.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
President Tayyip Erdoğan likes to hit out at Europe over its “mistaken” attitude toward Turkey.
Istanbul has received its share of knocks over time, but it remains the planet’s most beautiful city, according to long-time travel guide and writer Saffet Emre Tonguç. The city resists with the strength it takes from its 8,500 years of history, Tonguç says
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.
Erospolis wonders why anything in pink is fine for women but not for men.
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.
Category: SELİN NASİ
With Britain’s decision to leave the European Union – Brexit – on one side, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s defiance of transatlantic ties on the other side, have Europeans finally awakened to the urgency that they need to take matters into their own hands, face the root of their problems, devise strategic solutions and eventually give new shape to their union?
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