Özyiğit: “Real normalization will only be possible with the comprehensive solution of the Cyprus problem”

TDP Leader Cemal Özyiğit said that while Turkey-EU relations are becoming normal and developing, steps should also be taken in this direction in Cyprus. “The real normalization in Cyprus can only be possible with a comprehensive, fair and permanent solution of the Cyprus problem” Özyiğit added. Özyiğit also expressed that the recommendation of the European [...]

Merkel: “I believe Turkey will fulfil all criteria for visa liberalization”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she believes Turkey will fulfil all required criteria for visa liberalization. Stating that she was pleased with the recommendation decision of the European Union Commission which provides visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, Merkel said, “I believe there is a realistic opportunity for Turkey to complete other obligations because of [...]

Fierce spat over Turkey – EU deal

European Commission’s proposal on lifting visa for Turkey created trouble between the Greek Cypriot politicians. “DIKO (South Cyprus political party) leader Nicolas Papadopoulos does not want a solution to the Cyprus problem”, South Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said on Thursday, as a row between the two escalated over the European Commission’s proposal for the [...]

Leaders to meet today

President Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades will meet today within the framework of Cyprus negotiations. The leaders’ last meeting was on 25 April.  In his statement following the last meeting Akıncı had said that they held a “fruitful” meeting in terms of reaching a full consensus on the first four chapters.  [...]