Ποια Συνθήκη Εγγυήσεως; Ο Χάρτης του ΟΗΕ Αυτόματα την Καταργεί!

Το Κυπριακό ζήτημα διήλθε απείρων στρεβλώσεων και έξωθεν κακοπροαίρετων παρεμβάσεων στην εβδομηντάχρονη του πορεία. Ως εκ τούτου ένα καθαρό ζήτημα εφαρμογής της αρχής της αυτοδιάθεσης μετετράπη σε θέμα διαμοιρασμού της εξουσίας μεταξύ της απόλυτης ελληνικής πλειοψηφίας των κατοίκων της νήσου με την μικρή αλλά στρατηγική Τουρκική μειονότητα – για την…

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Βρετανικές Βάσεις εκ Νέου στο Προσκήνιο

Θα έλεγε κανείς ότι η απασχόληση μας ως πολιτεία και δη πλήρες μέλος του ΟΗΕ και της ΕΕ με το θέμα των Βρετανικών Βάσεων (ΒΒ) είναι περιστασιακή, αποσπασματική και ασπόνδυλη. Αντικατοπτρίζει προφανώς τον τρόπο με τον οποίο χαράσσουμε ή ίσως δεν χαράσσουμε καν πολιτική, απλά αντιδρούμε περιστασιακά στις αυθαιρεσίες των…

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Issues with the British Bases in Cyprus

Professor Martin Blinkhorn, Lancaster University, UK, wrote the following in the very first paragraph of his Foreword for our book Cyprus: The Struggle for Self-Determination in the 1940s (Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany): Even as this introduction is being written (early July 2001), the continuing British military presence in…

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Mavroyiannis UN General Assembly Defeat: Who are Cyprus’ True Allies?

Last Monday 13 of June, as the hot Mediterranean summer working day was here in Lefkosia drawing to a close, we received another unexpected blow (?) to our international standing if not reputation: our top diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis was defeated in his bid to be elected President of the 71st…

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Taking the Cypriots for a … Settlement Ride

Having outlined the sad historical background of the denial of implementation of the core UN principles of equal rights and of self-determination for the people of Cyprus in our Victory Day anniversary analysis (9 May 2016), it is necessary to take a look at the current state of affairs with…

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Tusk Desperately Needs Lecturing on Turkey

“Today Turkey is – and this is not just a political, formal assessment, it is also my very private personal feeling also after our today visit – today Turkey is the best example for the whole world how we should treat refugees. No one has the right to lecture Turkey…

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The Unbearable Lightness of Schulz Cyprus Journey

It is a truism to say there is a price to everything in the world we live in. As more and more ‘atmospheric’ noise is made by international actors (UN, EU) about the imminence of a Cyprus settlement, it is vital that we shed at least some light on the…

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