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EDEK is not afraid of… partition
The only common ground of the ‘belligerents’… the photo of Vassos Lyssarides.
- Danger to the region: Erdogan is losing the game and going mad
- Nikos Nouris: Cameras for illegal passages
- Historic visit: The Ec. Patriarch in Washington
Hard rock from the opposition
AKEL is coming forward, inviting everyone who is outside the government camp. No indication as to how the resolution will be implemented.
- Envoy of the UNSG with authority and a mandate
- EDEK: Frontal attack against dissidents – Intensification of confrontations
- Akamas local plan lighting fires
‘The disgrace has consequences on the Cyprus problem and the economy’
The President’s name high on the list of the corruption Papers.
- CyBC: They have transformed the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation into the Presidency’s vineyards
- International: New friction in the relations between the West and Turkey after the order to expel ambassadors
- The clash in EDEK is being driven to extremes. Accusations this way and that during the emergency conference.
Frontal collision with the West – ready to expel 10 ambassadors
Erdogan out of control. International reactions regarding the ‘continuous turn to autocracy’. ‘You’re shaming the country and leading it to the edge,’ they’re shouting in Turkey. Efforts to change Erdogan’s mind fell through.
- Bill: With one click, the entire public service before you…
- Today: Premiere for cameras on Cypriot roads
- Nikos Nouris: Only in October more than 1,500 migrants came to Cyprus
- Sizopoulos exploded against everyone – The conference with resounding absences
UNSG to appoint special envoy over coming weeksPhileleftheros
Phileleftheros reports that over the coming weeks, the UN Secretary General (UNSG) is expected to move forward with the appointment of a special envoy for the Cyprus problem.
The paper reports that both Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and chief negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis had in their comments on Saturday indicated that it is a matter of time until the UN announce developments on the matter of the appointment of a special envoy.
Christodoulides’ statements were reported on Sunday. On his part, Mavroyiannis told CyBC that he has received information that indicate that the UNSG will be moving forward with the appointment of a special envoy over the coming weeks, Phileleftheros reports.
The paper adds that Mavroyiannis said that it is necessary that it becomes absolutely clear that the special envoy will need to have the authority and the mandate that will allow them to resume the negotiations process within a specific time frame. This, Phileleftheros reports, shows the GC side’s demands on the matter: that it is not enough that a special envoy is appointed, but also that this person has a specific mandate as regards their mission.
The paper also reports on statements issued by Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides. He said efforts to see a resumption of negotiations are constantly hindered by Turkey’s reluctance and its new revisionist and expansionist policy as regards Cyprus and the broader Mediterranean region.
Meanwhile, the paper also reports on statements issued by Interior Minister Nikos Nouris, who said that the GC side, as repeatedly stressed by President Nicos Anastasiades to the UNSG, is ready at any moment to engage in a new round of talks from the point they left off in Crans-Montana, on the basis of the parameters already outlined by the UNSG himself and according to his mandate as set by the UN Security Council (UNSC).
Phileleftheros also reports on statements issued by House President Annita Demetriou, who referred to the intensifying Turkish provocations in Varosha, the Cypriot EEZ, and in relation to the planned creation of a military and naval base in Karpasia. She said that above all these, the north is also not only insisting on the unacceptable two-state solution, but is also blowing up any chances of seeing negotiations resume.
Demetriou said that these difficulties only strengthen our willingness. She said we are not willing to erase our historical continuity in the land of our ancestors. She added that justice is our biggest weapon and that the GC side will not be complying with a solution that will not serve to restore legality, justice, and democracy across the whole island.
>> The special envoy will need to have the authority and the mandate that will allow them to resume the negotiations process within a specific time frame
>> Efforts to see a resumption of negotiations are constantly hindered by Turkey’s reluctance and its new revisionist and expansionist policy as regards Cyprus and the broader Mediterranean region
>> The GC side is ready at any moment to engage in a new round of talks from the point they left off in Crans-Montana, on the basis of the parameters outlined by the UNSG and according to his mandate as set by the UNSC
>> In addition to provocations in Varosha, EEZ & Karpasia, occupation regime is also insisting on unacceptable two-state solution & blowing up any chances of seeing negotiations resume
>> We are not willing to erase our historical continuity in the land of our ancestors
>> Justice is our biggest weapon and that the GC side will not be complying with a solution that will not serve to restore legality, justice, and democracy across the whole island
Buffer Zone cameras to be installed to deter migrantsAlithia, Politis
Migration & Citizenship
Interior Minister Nikos Nouris said the Republic is moving forwards with more drastic measures, which include the installation of cameras, to deter the increasing numbers of irregular migrants crossing into the Republic through the Buffer Zone, the dailies report.
He said the government is moving forward with specific measures, including technology-based ones for surveillance needs, which also feature the installation of cameras. Nouris said all necessary measures to deter irregular migration will be used.
Nouris described October as a very ugly month in terms of irregular migration, noting that the Republic saw over 1,500 arrivals, all of which entered government-controlled territories through the Buffer Zone, he said. He added that these migrants are clearly coming in through Turkey, noting that the relevant information has been collected and relayed to both President Nicos Anastasides and the EU.
He also referred to important EU decisions taken over the summer on the need to guard the Buffer Zone, despite the fact that it is not an external border.
Nouris said that currently, the government and smugglers are playing a game of cat and mouse, since once the western portions of the Buffer Zone become guarded, people still slip through other areas. He said the government will be moving to close all areas and will take all necessary measures, as taken at other European external borders such as in Lithuania and Poland where the EU has been most sensitive to the issue.
Nouris also expressed concern about the changing nature of migrant flows, since he said arrivals are now exclusively from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. He said Cyprus is ready to support refugees, the persecuted, and those who have true need, but it can no longer accept the massive numbers of financial migrants