Next phase of Cyprus peace talks 'to build more trust'

Next phase of Cyprus peace talks 'to build more trust'

A new phase of Cyprus peace talks will begin on June 29 that will seek to build further trust between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Presidency spokesman Baris Burcu said Wednesday, Anadolu agency reported.

Addressing a press conference in the TRNC capital of Lefkosa, Burcu said: "The measures for developing trust should continue, that's the main principle. There is no need for new mistrustfulness, misunderstandings and conflicts".

The spokesman highlighted that Turkish Cypriots along with Turkey had a solution-oriented vision to resolve the Cyprus issue and hoped that the Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, too would contribute in the talks by building a common vision.

About the issue of the abandoned resort city of Maras (Varosha), the spokesman said: "Firstly, there has to be a feasibility study in the abandoned resort city of Maras and there might be a need to set up a team on this issue, but the developments during talks are giving hope about creating opportunities [to resolve such issues] on the whole".

The European Parliament in its recent report had called on Turkey to begin withdrawing its troops and transfer the abandoned resort city of Maras (Varosha) to the United Nations.

Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci said on Monday that the ongoing Cyprus peace talks aimed to realize a framework during a UN meeting in September in New York where the guarantor countries would also join.

According to the 1960 "Treaty of Guarantee," Turkey, Greece and the U.K. are named as the guarantor countries of the island's two communities, Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots.

On June 17, Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders along with UN's Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide gathered at the UN's Good Office on the island for their third meeting. The next meeting on June 29 will be the fourth such meeting between the two sides.

Political tensions in the long-divided island have eased since talks resumed on May 15.

On May 28, leaders agreed on a five-step plan to resolve the Cyprus issue following a meeting hosted by Eide. These steps included opening more crossing points, interconnecting power grids, allowing mobile phone interoperability on both sides of the island, resolving the issue of radio frequency conflicts, and forming a joint committee on gender equality.

Peace talks were unilaterally suspended by the Greek Cypriot administration last October after Turkey issued an advisory on behalf of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for seismic research off the coast of Cyprus.

The island was divided into a Turkish Cypriot government in the northern one third and a Greek Cypriot administration in the southern two-thirds after a 1974 military coup by Greece was followed by the intervention of Turkey as a guarantor state in Cyprus. Border gates between the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Greek-administered southern Cyprus were opened on April 2003.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Crisis center discloses 32,136 new coronavirus cases in Russia over past 24 hours
Crisis center discloses 32,136 new coronavirus cases in Russia over past 24 hours
White House confirms plans of holding video call between Biden and Putin on December 7
White House confirms plans of holding video call between Biden and Putin on December 7
Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal to resume next week - Russian Foreign Ministry
Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal to resume next week - Russian Foreign Ministry
Loading Bars
Latest
Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sports talks about appointment of new deputy minister
Let Armenia give Azerbaijan date of opening of Zangazur corridor and in this case there will be no problems – President Ilham Aliyev
Azerbaijan discloses volume of oil exported to Turkey in 10M2021
Azerbaijani deputy defense minister leaves for Moscow
Forecast of Azerbaijani State Oil Fund’s total management costs for 2022 revealed
Turkmenistan approves anti-crisis program for 2022
Volume of cargo shipment via Turkish ports from Morocco for 10M2021 revealed
Ministry shares data on volume of cargo shipment via Turkish ports from Belgium for 10M2021
Volume of cargo shipment via Turkish ports from China for 10M2021 unveiled
Turkey discloses volume of cargo shipment via its ports from Germany for 10M2021
Cost of goods transported via sea up in Azerbaijan
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visit monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev in Guba (PHOTO/VIDEO)
SOFAZ asset management revenue forecast for 2022 unveiled
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on December 7
Azerbaijan is creating social zone in industrial park of liberated Jabrayil district- ministry
Turkmenistan continues oil prospecting work on Cheleken peninsula
Uzbekistan shares data on import of potatoes in 10M2021
Price indexes of construction, trade sectors at Uzbek stock exchange fall
Galt & Taggart shares data on Georgia’s bonds on London Stock Exchange
Uzbekistan unveils volume of exports and imports
Georgia’s persimmon exports continue to increase
Russia remains main importer of Georgia’s tangerines
Uzbekistan reveals volume of tomato exports for 10M2021
Uzbek Statistics Committee shares data on foreign trade turnover
Kazakhstan’s oil and gas company opens tender to supply electric pump
Turkey discloses volume of cargo shipment via its ports from Albania for 10M2021
Eurostat reveals data on Czechia's import of petroleum oils from Azerbaijan
Vegetable pathogen detected in batch of pepper imported to Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan’s National Bank discloses inflation expectations
Turkmenistan talks demand on local aviation, lighting kerosene among foreign clients
Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences talks demographic indicators of Karabakh, East Zangazur
Kazakhstan talks forecasted growth level of GDP for late 2021
All 6 Israel policymakers voted to keep key rate at 0.1%
Iran reaches increase in load/unloaded operations at Amirabad port
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan confirms 585 more COVID-19 cases, 944 recoveries
Iran's Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to rise full speed
Eni Turkmenistan Ltd to purchase spare parts for pumps via tender
Azerbaijan talks 4G network coverage in liberated territories
Iran’s Nakhlak Lead Mining Complex boosts production
Kazakh-Chinese bitumen plant opens tender for vehicles rent
Act of amnesty covers 16 foreign citizens in Azerbaijan
Tesla did not want to wait on EU aid - German economy minister
Austrian President swears in Karl Nehammer as new Chancellor
Iran’s CBI general director talks foreign currency exchange activity data
Unemployment in Israel fell sharply in November
Oil and gas production dep’t of Turkmenistan’s Turkmennebit SC exceeds production plan
Volume of natural gas transportation via Serbian-Hungarian interconnector revealed
Field rearranging underway on Serbian-Hungarian gas interconnector route
Iran not to follow 'plan B' while in Vienna nuclear talks - FM
Georgian business sector sees increase in turnover
Kazakh National Bank announces its decision for base rate
Kazakhstan reveals GDP growth in 10M2021
Azerbaijan working on flight recorder of crashed helicopter - Prosecutor General's Office
UK to block poor-performing companies from winning public work
Croatia confirms its first two cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant
Balacans Agro Food LLC, Azerbaijan Investment Company sign agreement (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan to consider joining int'l documents on intellectual property protection
Oil majors to mitigate demand fluctuation with digital twins
SOFAZ sees significant increase in Shah Deniz revenues
Azerbaijan shares data on number of freed convicts as part of act of amnesty
Annual inflation rate slightly slows down in Kazakhstan
SOFAZ discloses revenues from Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli
Azerbaijan shares data on number of people covered by Act of Amnesty so far
TBC Capital publishes Georgia’s weekly economic review
Oil rebounds above $71 on Omicron hopes, Iran talks
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva meet with residents of Gonagkand settlement
Israeli firm to sell HSBC Tower in New York for $855 million
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for December 6
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva view conditions created at newly built Culture House in Gonagkand
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva view conditions created at secondary school № 1 in Guba (PHOTO)
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend opening of Guba Abad Factory enterprise (PHOTO)
President Ilham Aliyev inaugurates Guba-Gonagkand highway (PHOTO)
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva view conditions created at Guba Olympic Sports Complex (PHOTO)
Crisis center discloses 32,136 new coronavirus cases in Russia over past 24 hours
Chevron to expand investments in Kazakhstan’s Tengiz field dev't
Famous scientist talks about significance of victory in Azerbaijan’s Karabakh (PHOTO)
Iran shares data on cargo transportation
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva arrive in Guba district for visit (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijan prepares bill on repatriation of people to Karabakh – state committee
Azerbaijani State Oil Fund’s estimates on oil, gas transportation revenues for 2022 unveiled
Azerbaijan gives update on mine clearance work in liberated lands
Azerbaijan’s 10M2021 volume of goods exports via stationary vehicles increases
State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan forecasts revenues and expenditures for 2022
Azerbaijan’s forecast for oil production from Bahar field in 2022 revealed
Cargo movements in Iran’s Noshahr Port down
India, Russia to ink number of pacts during Modi-Putin summit on Dec 6
India clears plan to make AK-203 assault rifles with Russia
Georgia to reduce external debt and budget deficit in 2022 – PM
From buyer of military goods, India wants to become Russia’s ‘development & production’ partner
Georgia, US discuss wine exports potential
EU, UNDP to implement project for green economy transition in Uzbekistan
Imperial Springs Forum 2021 concluded (PHOTO)
Private investment to pick up: CEA Krishnamurthy V Subramanian
Bangladesh, India: Celebrating 50 years of friendship
Georgia's coal production up
Uzbekistan shares data on sales of oil and gas products in 11M2021
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan sign trade contracts and bilateral agreements
Azerbaijan shares forecast on volume of oil production from ACG field for 2022
Iran records increase in cargo transportation via Bushehr International Airport
All news