Rival Cypriot leaders to meet next week

Rival Cypriot leaders will hold a rare meeting next week in the wake of Ankara-backed hardliner Ersin Tatar becoming the newly elected leader of the breakaway north of divided Cyprus, the United

UN: Cypriot leaders need to resume negotiations

The best way forward to resolving disputes is by returning to the negotiation table for a Cyprus settlement, UN Secretary General spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said. He said UN chief Antonio Guterres “remains

Cyprus calls on Tatar to back UN peace push

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday congratulated right-wing Turkish Cypriot nationalist Ersin Tatar on his election victory, calling on him to back a new United Nations-led peace initiative. “The verdict of our


UN closely monitoring Varosha issue

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he is closely monitoring threats to re-open fenced-off Varosha by the Turkish side but wants to help in the resumption of Cyprus reunification talks. He sent a

UN stops Turkish Cypriot flower power

UN peacekeeper stopped a small group of Turkish Cypriot activists bearing flowers attempting to approach Greek Cypriot police at closed Ledra Street checkpoint on Monday. A group of Turkish Cypriots activists holding