Category Archive: Politics

Turkish Cypriots : An isolation and embargoes free future, with political equality and security

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By Fikri Toros….. President of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce   It is an undeniable fact that the decision by the Greek Cypriot Parliament to commemorate “Enosis” at public schools led to… Continue reading

Cyprus has never been this close to unification… or permanent division

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By Esra Aygin…….. Almost 50 years on since the start of negotiations to solve the Cyprus problem, the island has never been this close to being reunified… or being permanently divided… For many Cypriots… Continue reading

Ertuğ and Olgun: The Turkish Cypriot policy needs revision following the Greek Cypriot decision

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Ertuğ and Olgun “The Greek Cypriot House of Representatives’ decision requires revision of Turkish Cypriot policy” Former negotiators, Osman Ertuğ and Ergün Olgun, have stressed that the Greek Cypriot House of Representatives’ decision… Continue reading

Let down by the Cypriot leaders

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By Esra Aygin…….. The storm over the controversial Enosis vote, that not only virtually derailed the negotiations process, but also created a huge loss of faith in a solution, demonstrates the grave lack of… Continue reading

The Way Forward for the Cyprus Peace process

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By Fikri Toros….. President of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce The ongoing Cyprus peace process has reached to its most challenging hurdle yet. Fears over traumas lived in recent decades have fostered… Continue reading

President Akıncı deserves a medal

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By John Aziz Kent……. I wonder how Mr Akıncı managed to keep the Cyprus Peace negotiations going for nearly two years knowing Mr Anastasiades has no patience with people When, as the founder… Continue reading

Enosis and is Cyprus changing its mind yet again?

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By Chris Elliott……. The Presidents of South Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have been meeting each other with their respective teams at meetings promoted by the UN to try to find… Continue reading

Jack Straw said “We made a big mistake by allowing Cyprus to become a member of the EU”

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Straw: “We made a big mistake by allowing Cyprus to become a member of the EU, which put more cards into Greek Cypriots hands” Former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has criticised the… Continue reading

The Cyprus lies continue and when will the truth start?

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By John Aziz Kent…….. Dear Chris and Margaret, I follow your articles and others printed on your cyprusscene page and it is very refreshing to see an English couple who have discovered the… Continue reading

2017 Cyprus Peace talks lead to Enosis issue and a readers despair

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By Chris Elliott……. We receive many comments on articles we publish and we have received the following comment which is so well written and making a point that so many Turkish Cypriots and… Continue reading

What will Trump’s legacy in history be?

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By Ismail Veli…….. Donald Trump has been the US President for less than 2 weeks and the chaos he has unleashed is tantamount to a tidal wave of biblical proportions. His high publicity… Continue reading

TRNC FM Ertugruloglu gave interview to Al Jazeera Turk and The Economist

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Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu gave an interview on Cyprus negotiations to Al Jazeera Turk broadcasting in Turkey and the Economist which is broadcasting in Brussels. Answering the questions of Ece Göksedef from Al… Continue reading

Cyprus Peace is the adoption of the “live and let live” principle!

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By Fikri Toros….. President of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce A viable political settlement lies upon empathy and understanding towards each other’s sense of security.. Successful outcome of all other peace processes… Continue reading

Cyprus Treaty of Guarantees, what’s it all about and is it still needed?

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By Chris Elliott…….. In the past week the world has started to look at sleepy North and South Cyprus and take interest in the UN efforts to try and help the two communities… Continue reading

Geneva and Erdogan’s statement on Cyprus Guarantees

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In this past week during which the Geneva Peace Talks and 5 Party Conference was held, it has been very difficult perhaps due to the language issues to get a clear picture of… Continue reading

The Cyprus Talks – What’s it all been about and where is it going?

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By Chris Elliott…….. Having lived in Northern Cyprus for a number of years it’s not surprising that I should develop an understanding and sympathy for the Turkish Cypriot plight and more so when… Continue reading

On the eve of the Geneva Summit

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By Fikri Toros….. As the President of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, I will be present in Geneva where the summit for the settlement of the long standing Cyprus conflict will take… Continue reading

What dangers does Turkey face from terrorists?

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Mehmet Nesip Ogun on Istanbul’s nightclub attack   By Chris Elliott…… Living in Northern Cyprus for many years, I believe I have learned a lot about the truth of the Cyprus problem that… Continue reading