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Turkey PM accuses Greek Cypriot govt of stalling talks

Nicosia - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday accused the Greek Cypriot government of adopting an "aggressive attitude" which he said is undermining UN-backed peace negotiations to reunify Cyprus.

Cyprus peace talks called off amid mounting war of words

Nicosia - A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders scheduled for Thursday has been called off as a war of words over a nationalist commemoration in Greek Cypriot schools threatens reunification talks.

Turkish Cypriot head puts condition on return to UN talks

Nicosia - The Turkish Cypriot leader warned Monday that a resumption of UN-brokered peace talks was conditional on his Greek Cypriot rival distancing himself from a parliamentary vote on a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

UN-backed peace talks in balance as Cyprus rivals bicker

Nicosia - The future of UN-backed Cyprus reunification talks hung in the balance on Friday as rival Cypriot leaders rowed over who was at fault for walking out of their negotiations.

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Cyprus not ready for another peace conference

Nicosia - Ground still needs to be covered until the Cyprus peace process can be put back on the international stage as it was in Geneva this month, a UN envoy said Tuesday.

Greece, Cyprus say peace deal must end Turkish troop presence

Nicosia - Cyprus and Greece on Thursday insisted that any peace deal for the divided island must provide for the withdrawal of Turkish troops and new security arrangements.

Cyprus coffee shop provides common ground for peace

Nicosia - Between two checkpoints in Europe's last divided capital a coffee shop provides a venue for Greek and Turkish Cypriots to overcome their differences and dream of a shared future.

Cypriots unite for 'peace' concert on eve of talks

Nicosia - Greek and Turkish residents of the divided island of Cyprus gathered Sunday for a "Countdown to Peace" concert on the eve of UN-sponsored reunification talks between their rival leaders.

Historic Cyprus peace in balance at Geneva talks

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders hold UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva from Monday billed as a historic opportunity to end decades of division on the island but the outcome is far from certain.

Cyprus: four decades of division and negotiations

Nicosia - Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops occupied the northern third of the Mediterranean island in response to an Athens-inspired coup seeking union with Greece.

Cyprus volunteers struggle to feed soaring cat population

Paphos - Legend has it that a Roman empress first brought cats to Cyprus to do battle with poisonous snakes, but centuries later it's the island's financial crisis that has sparked a population boom.

Cyprus urges Turkey to face up to responsibilities

Nicosia - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Saturday urged Turkey to live up to its responsibilities and help to reunify the divided island when crucial peace talks resume next month in Switzerland.

Turkish Cypriot leader says referendum possible in 2017

Nicosia - The president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot region of northern Cyprus said Tuesday that a referendum on reunifying the island could be held in the summer if talks next month went to plan.

Greek, Turkish Cypriots march for reunification

Nicosia - Greek and Turkish Cypriots marched together Wednesday to urge rival leaders on the divided island to reach agreement at a make-or-break reunification summit in Switzerland next month.

Cyprus leaders to resume peace talks, keep up momentum

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders have agreed to resume UN-backed reunification talks in what was hailed Friday as a "significant development" after negotiations broke down in Switzerland last month.

Cyprus 'determined' for more peace talks: president

Nicosia - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday he was determined to continue peace talks aimed at uniting the island, after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned against missing a "historic opportunity" for peace.

Swiss talks break down in blow for Cyprus peace hopes

Nicosia - Crunch negotiations on ending the decades-old division of Cyprus broke down Tuesday with its rival leaders still far apart and no date set for a new round of UN-brokered talks.

Cyprus rivals vow to press talks despite dim prospects

Nicosia - Five days of UN-sponsored talks on ending the decades-old division of Cyprus have adjourned without a breakthrough but negotiators vowed Saturday to press on even as prospects fade for a deal this year.

Cyprus town's future hangs in Swiss talks balance

Morphou - When Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot leaders meet for land-for-peace talks on Monday aimed at ending the island's decades-old division, the future of a famed orange-growing centre will be a core dispute.
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