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Cyprus 5+1 talks in Geneva end in deadlock, as expected

The informal 5+1 talks on the Cyprus issue ended as expected: in a deadlock. The talks on the initiative of Secretary General of United Nations Antonio Guterres and outside the UN mandate  started in Geneva on Wednesday and ended Thursday noon. Guterres said after the talks that there was not …

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Greece: “Negotiations only when Turkish ships withdraw from Greek continental shelf”

“Negotiations with Turkey can be held as soon as Turkish ships withdraw from the Greek continental shelf” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece ‘s position while in New York for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday. Dendias briefed Guterres on Turkey’s provocations against peace and regional stability …

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UN Head Guterres seeks solution to Cyprus issue

Head of United Nations, António Guterres,described the informal talks he had in Berlin with Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, and the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Mustafa Akıncı as “focused and frank.” In a statement, Guterres said among others that “both leaders welcomed my engagement and reaffirmed to me their …

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Cyprus talks stall as Turkey insists on EU freedoms for Turkish settlers, no troops withdrawal

UN-sponsored Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, stalled on Thursday as the Turkish side insists to promote EU freedoms for the Turkish settlers in the occupied north part of the island. The issue triggered the intervention of  Maarten Verwey, Director General of the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission, …

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