Archives for posts with tag: TurkishCypriots

Blog Report: “GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY”? – CYPRUS PRESIDENT ACCUSES TURKEY, By Ambassador Mo
After recent talks between Greek & Turkish Cypriot leaders, consistently underperformed expectations, & recent oil/mineral finds off the coast of the island state, rhetoric has also been made more dramatic. Instead, Turkey has been pursuing ‘gunboat diplomacy’ with oft-repeated display of its military strength around Cyprus.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/gunboat-diplomacy-cyprus-president-accuses-turkey/56461Image

Blog Report: SHORT LEASH ON CYPRUS PEACEKEEPING MANDATE, By Ambassador Mo
Some were hoping to incorporate a timeline &/or other coercive measures that might speed up the Cyprus negotiations, in particular to garner from what is perceived by the Turkish Cypriots, Ankara & some of their allies as a Greek Cypriot leadership that is dragging its feet as well as having reneged on previous commitments. However, in the end, no consensus was reached. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/short-leash-on-cyprus-peacekeeping-mandate/54992Image

Blog Report: CYPRUS TALKS FAIL, AGAIN? By Ambassador Mo
UNSG Ban Ki-moon has concluded that there is not enough progress in talks between the two Cyprus leaders to move forward toward an international conference that might have helped deliver a final settlement. In fact, it is unclear what next step is and when. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/cyprus-talks-fail-again/50943Image

ImageCAN RELIGION BRIDGE CYPRUS DIVIDE? By Ambassador Mo
“The overall picture of Cyprus is largely shaped by the reality of bi-communalism which also has repercussions for the situation of freedom of religion or belief, but the religious situation in the country is much more complex than this focus on the two main ethnic groups and two main religions suggests,” said UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/can-religion-bridge-cyprus-divide/50037

Blog Report: CYPRUS TALKS STALLED & WILL UN SECURITY COUNCIL STEP IN? By Ambassador Mo
Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, will brief UNSC this Thursday (March 29) in closed consultations regarding what appears to be a deadlocked set of negotiations especially contrasted to optimism over last year plus. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had urged parties to “unblock the remaining obstacles” as basis to proceed to a multilateral conference & a settlement. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/cyprus-talks-stalled-will-un-security-council-step-in/49313Image