If a lasting and functional peace is reached in Cyprus, the reunited island can become to Turkey what Hong Kong is to China, said the head of Greek Cyprus’ top business body, while speaking on the role the business community could play in finding a solution on the divided island
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I know quite a number of Turkish elites who, frustrated with developments in Turkey, decided to settle in Turkish Cyprus over the course of the last decade.
Turkey is displaying a largely hands-off attitude to the current Cyprus negotiations, according to Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Emine Çolak. Turkey’s stance at the moment is devoid of any manipulation or interference, she says
Category: FORK & CORK
Leros is quiet and tranquil. The little seaside cafes are not crowded; there is a fresh breeze
Greece's stock exchange reopened August 3 with a drop of more than 22 percent after a five-week shutdown imposed by the country's debt crisis and capital controls
The Aegean province of İzmir is one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations, but it is now attracting a new kind of foreign visitor: Syrian migrants who have begun massing in the area before attempting to make a break for Greece across the water
Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources
Istanbul gets set to offer a wide range of events this weekend ranging from Greek music to a silent concert and a rock festival
The business communities of the two sides of Cyprus have for the first time agreed to make their cooperation official by setting up the “Cyprus Business Forum,” in a sign displaying optimism for a solution which will reunite the divided island in the near future.
A statement by Espen Barth Eide, the United Nations’ Cyprus envoy, on the return of land has triggered unrest in the Turkish side of the divided island
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on his divided Syriza party to ballot its members on whether Greece had any alternative to accepting a tough bailout, setting up a showdown with far-left rebels threatening to split the party
Category: ERDAL SAĞLAM
Burdens on the Turkish economy resulting from domestic political developments and rising conflicts have become heavier and heavier. Worst of all, people’s hopes about any possible improvement in domestic politics and gradually in the economy have been fading.
The Athens stock exchange, which has been closed for nearly a month due to Greece's debt crisis, is expected to reopen in a few days after receiving approval from the European Central Bank, a stock market source told AFP July 28
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on July 29 said he would hold early elections if hardliners in his party continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promised debt relief
Israel and Cyprus agreed on July 28 to expand their cooperation on energy issues, including the use of pipelines and electricity grids to link to European markets, as both countries develop natural gas fields off their coasts
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Defying all skeptics, pulling down old taboos one after the other and with an unaccustomed absence of leaks and public mudslinging, the Cyprus talks appear to be gearing up to yet another twin referenda in March-April 2016
Representatives of Greece’s EU-IMF creditors have arrived in Athens and immediately started talks with Greek authorities on a third bailout package for the debt-wracked government, the EU said on July 27
A 250-meter-long road built upon the order of a Greek emperor for his wife in the 1400s has been reopened after a series of restoration works on Imbros Island (Gökçeada in Turkish) in the Aegean province of Çanakkale.
Greece and its international creditors will begin talks on a new international bailout worth up to 86 billion euros ($94 billion) for the crisis-hit country next week, a Greek government source said July 25
The talks between Russia and companies that will construct the first phase of Turkish pipeline project will start soon, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said.
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