CoE Lefkosia Summit: Cyprus and Russia at Centre Stage of European Politics

On the 19th of May, the Republic of Cyprus successfully completed its six-month term at the helm of the Committee of Foreign Ministers of the Council of Europe. Foreign Ministers, Deputy Foreign Ministers and Permanent Representatives from the rest 46 member states plus observers from the USA, Canada, The Holy…

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Any News of the Investigation on the Latest Chemical Attack in Syria?

Syrian Government’s more than 90 letters(!) to the Security Council, the Joint Investigative Mechanism and other bodies, containing documented evidence that ISIS possessed toxic chemicals obtained from Turkey remain unanswered to this day.   The latest chemical attack in Khan Shayk Hun, in Syria’s Idlib Governorate reportedly caused the deaths of…

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Mentors of International Terrorism Try to Save their Minions

Recently, the Syrian Army has struck major successes in Aleppo. Once again the West plays down the Syrian victory against Islamic extremist rebels, revealing its real attitude towards the Syrian crisis. Western attempts to discredit the situation are intensified. The accusations against Damascus and Moscow about alleged regular air strikes…

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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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Double-Faced US Policy in Syria

The 9th September Geneva agreement between the US and Russia on establishing a ceasefire in Syria, naturally raised expectations for fresh negotiations with the aim of launching political transition in the troubled West Asian country. Instead, in the couple of months since the promising Geneva accord on Syria we have…

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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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July 1974 – July 2016: Wounds of Barbaric Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Still Unhealed

As the forty second anniversary of the abominable days of the two-phased Turkish invasion (20 July – 16 August 1974) of Cyprus is only a breath away it is our duty to recall the long lasting wounds effected on the island courtesy of … the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) Attila…

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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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