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  • Cyprus talks take a buffeting as leaders fall out

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    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

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    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

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    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 Turkey ratchets up pressure on Greece in wake of extradition ruling

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    Greece is having to contend with a more aggressive stance from Turkey in the aftermath of Greece's Supreme Court decision not to extradite eight Turkish soldiers who Ankara wants to put on trial for their alleged role in the failed coup last July.

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

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    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.

  • Photo by TP via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/5WRaRc Athens, Nicosia buoyed by EU role in Cyprus talks

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    The European Council’s decision on Thursday that the EU should participate in the upcoming Cyprus Conference in Switzerland was well received by Athens and Nicosia.

  • Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos Cyprus talks resume, putting spotlight on Greece and Turkey amid tension

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    Thursday’s agreement between Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to resume talks appears a pre-cursor to a flurry of activity on the Cyprus issue ahead of the conference that will include the guarantor powers on January 12.

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