Category Archive: News

‘Cyprus Peace’ rally in the buffer zone

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By Stephen Roberts…… When a Turkish Cypriot acquaintance suggested I join him at a peace rally in the UN buffer zone in Nicosia on Monday 21st November I was initially sceptical. I said I… Continue reading

TRNC News 2.12.2016 – International Conference in Geneva on 12th January.

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International Conference to be held in Geneva on 12 January The two leaders have agreed to restart negotiations and to meet in an international conference on 12 January. President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek… Continue reading

TRNC News 1.12.2016 – Akinci “The negotiations came to a dead end because…..”

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Akıncı: “The negotiations came to a dead end because of the Greek Cypriot side’s efforts to finalize the territory chapter before other issues were solved” President Mustafa Akıncı received the UK’s Foreign Secretary… Continue reading

Akıncı called extraordinary Cabinet Meeting on Traffic Issues

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Akıncı called extraordinary Cabinet Meeting on Traffic Issues President Mustafa Akıncı has called for an extraordinary cabinet meeting to discuss the issue of traffic following last Tuesday’s tragic traffic accident which claimed the… Continue reading

TRNC News 30.11.2016 – President Akıncı: “If they do not agree on honourable solution we will continue as the “TRNC”

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President Akıncı: “If they do not agree on an honourable solution, we will continue our path as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.” President Mustafa Akıncı cut short his İstanbul trip due to… Continue reading

TRNC News 29.11.2016 – President Akinci received Matthew Kidd

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President Akıncı received the British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd President Mustafa Akıncı received the British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd. The Presidential Advisor for Political Affairs and History and the General Coordinator for Technical… Continue reading

Cyprus Negotiations – Eide embarks on Shuttle Diplomacy

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Cyprus Negotiations Eide embarks on Shuttle Diplomacy The UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide was in a flurry of diplomatic meetings yesterday in a bid to assess the mood… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Horrific Accident claims three Lives

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Horrific Accident claims three Lives At least three people were killed in a head-on collision traffic accident on the Girne-Değirmenlik mountain pass today morning. Tragedy struck when a school bus carrying high school… Continue reading

TRNC News 28.11.2016 – The pot is starting to boil!

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 President Akıncı called for five party conference President Mustafa Akıncı has called for the date of the five-party conference, to reach a settlement on the basis of the joint statement of 11 February… Continue reading

TRNC News 25.11.2016 – Cavusoglu in the TRNC

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Çavuşoğlu in the TRNC Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu arrived in the TRNC last night to make evaluations regarding the current negotiation process. President Mustafa Akıncı will receive the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt… Continue reading

Cyprus Issue – PM Özgürgün: EU will have no Say in TRNC if Turkey is excluded

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PM Özgürgün: EU will have no Say in TRNC if Turkey is excluded Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün has said that the European Union will have no say in the Turkish Republic of Northern… Continue reading

Cyprus Negotiations – Discussions collapsed because of Greek Cypriot’s Approach on Territory

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Cyprus Negotiations – Discussions collapsed because of Greek Cypriot’s Approach on Territory President Mustafa Akıncı complained that the Greek Cypriot side’s stance had changed in the 2nd Mont Pèlerin summit in Switzerland. He… Continue reading

TRNC News 21.11.2016 Greece hampers 2nd round Switzerland negotiations

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Greece hampers second round of Switzerland negotiations Progress during the second round of Switzerland negotiations was hindered yesterday due to the insistence of Greece that a solution “is not possible if the guarantees… Continue reading

TRNC News 17.11.2016 President Akinci meets leaders of Political Parties

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President Akıncı meets with leaders of political parties President Mustafa Akıncı had a meeting with the leaders and representatives of the political parties regarding the negotiations held between 7-11 November in Switzerland and… Continue reading

TRNC News 16.11.2016 President Akinci “TRNC will take its place….”

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President Akıncı: “The TRNC will take its place in an honourable solution as an equal partner” President Mustafa Akıncı said that the Turkish Cypriot negotiators have been working hard to reach a solution… Continue reading

The Caped Crusaders

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An interesting commentary on the talks about to resume in Geneva by Turkish Cypriot Journalist Funda Gumesh. It was first published in the Cyprus Weekly, to see the original article please click here The… Continue reading

TRNC News 14.11.2016 : 33rd Anniversary of establishment of TRNC

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33rd Anniversary of the Establishment of the TRNC to be celebrated with ceremonies The 33rd Anniversary of the Establishment of the TRNC will be celebrated across the island, starting with a speech by… Continue reading

TRNC News 11.11.2016 Akinci “If positive result, 5-party conference will come into being..”

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Akıncı: “If a positive result is obtained, five-party conference will come into being by itself” President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades emphasized  that today will be a critical day as… Continue reading