CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 25/06/2018 14:25

President says Ankaras stance led to deadlock in Crans Montana

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has said that Turkeys stance led to a deadlock at the Crans Montana talks last July, wondering whether any other country would accept the continuation of the anachronistic system of guarantees, or the presence of a foreign countrys army on its territory.

Now is the time to hear what Ankara has to say on the Cyprus talks, Spokesman says

Now that the Turkish elections are over, is the time to hear what Ankara has to say on the resumption of the Cyprus peace talks, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou told CNA today. In separate statements, Prodromou said President Anastasiades position as regards the form of the solution we seek in Cyprus is firm and has not changed.

?U Commission hopes that Turkey remains “committed partner” in major issues of common interest

?he European Commission hopes that Turkey remains “committed partner” in major issues of common interest, according to the Chief Spokesman Margarites Schinas, speaking today to the press in Brussels, during todays briefing.

UN SG intends to appoint senior UN official for Cyprus consultations in coming weeks

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres intends to appoint a senior UN official in the coming weeks to conduct consultations with all the parties, interested in the Cyprus problem, UN Spokesperson in Nicosia Aleem Siddique has told the Cyprus News Agency.

Turkeys attitude on missing persons is criminal and inhuman, Photiou says

Turkey’s attitude on the humanitarian issue of missing persons is criminal and inhuman, Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou has stressed, noting the responsibility of the international community which has failed to exert pressure on Turkey, thus leaving hundreds of families waiting to find out about the fate of their loved ones.

Foreign Minister attends EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides departed on Sunday for Luxembourg to attend the meetings of the EU Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils.

Commission launches call for proposals to prevent human trafficking in Turkish occupied areas

The European Commission has launched a Euros 1,000,000 call for proposals aiming at preventing and addressing trafficking in human beings in the northern part of Cyprus, an initiative funded under the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, managed by the European Commission.

Source: Cyprus News Agency