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Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos New attempt to get Cyprus talks back on track

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is to meet with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres in New York on Wednesday in an apparent move to seek ways for the stalled talks to begin again soon.

Photo by MacroPolis Kotzias visit to Washington still leaves some doubts about US stance

A trip by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to Washington this week provided an opportunity for the Greek government to exchange views with the US administration but did not necessarily clear up the doubts about Washington’s stance on a range of issues that are of particular interest to Athens.

Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos All-round concern about Greek-Turkish tension in run-up to referendum

Diplomatic sources and analysts are concerned about a possible escalation of tension in the Aegean as Turkey heads for a referendum on April 16 that would pave the way for the introduction of an executive presidency to replace the existing parliamentary system and the abolition of the office of Prime Minister among other institutional changes.

Cyprus talks take a buffeting as leaders fall out

The climate between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders deteriorated dramatically last Wednesday when a meeting was cancelled after Mustafa Akinci refused to attend. Akinci also cancelled this week's meeting and decided to attend the Islamic Conference next week, leaving no room for the United Nations to take new initiatives to host another meeting of the two leaders in the coming days.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Greece sees Turkey close to crossing 'red line' in Aegean

Athens is greatly concerned about the further escalation of tension in the Aegean after Turkish coast guard patrol boat fired real ammunition during a military exercise in the area around the Greek island of Farmakonisi last Friday.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Greek-Turkish rift puts strain on Cyprus reunification talks

The heightened tension between Athens and Ankara, after the Greek Supreme Court rejected the extradition of eight Turkish military officers and reciprocal provocations over the Imia islets in recent days, are casting a shadow over the Cyprus negotiations.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Athens sees Cyprus talks progressing despite lack of deal in Geneva

The historic Conference on Cyprus, launched last week in Geneva to discuss the issues of security and guarantees, ended on Thursday without a deal but with a decision to continue discussions at a technical level on Jan 18 before re-convening at a political level again.

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