Cyprus peace process stalled
By Chris Elliott
We have been reading many news feeds over the past weeks and months telling us that fresh talks will be held to settle the Cyprus issue. Since then there has been a flurry of proposed dates for the meeting which just have not materialized.
Why can the meeting not be held. Well the Cyprus administration have been very adept at finding reasons why a meeting could not be held and now seemed to have changed direction by placing preconditions for this meeting.
So now the news has been issed by the TRNC that the talks cannot take place whilst the Republic of Cyprus insist on an agreement for a Federal State of Cyprus being created and for Varosa to be returned before negotiations proceed.
One has to wonder whether the Republic of Cyprus is really wanting to take part in peace talks as if they cannot regain control of the whole island or properties what else do they want?
Being a member of and in debt to the European Union has presented them with an ongoing trump card to use to disadvantage the Turkish Cypriots, so what do they need or want/ Perhaps our readers may have their own views on this ongoing unbalanced saga.
Do read more of this issue from the Famagusta Gazette on the link below:
Do also read what the TRNC Special Representative of President Derviş Eroğlu and Presidential Spokesman Osman Ertuğ had to say on this issue by clicking here