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19 January, 2021
 

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1. Cavusoglu says Turkey-EU in more ‘positive place,’ but chides Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-says-turkey-eu-in-more-‘positive-place-but-chides-greece

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said relations with the European Union are in a “more positive place” but continued to accuse Greece of raising obstacles to exploratory talks planned for later this month....

2. Cyprus, UK FMs discuss Cyprob, post-Brexit ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-uk-fms-discuss-cyprob-post-brexit-ties

The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and the UK exchanged views on Wednesday on steps towards the resumption of Cyprus peace talks....

3. Spehar meets leaders ahead of UNFICYP mandate renewal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spehar-meets-leaders-ahead-of-unficyp-mandate-renewal

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative Elizabeth Spehar held tête-à-têtes with the leaders of the two communities on Wednesday morning ahead of the Security Council’s upcoming vote on the renewal of UNFICYP’s mandate....

4. Turkey and Greece to resume talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-and-greece-to-resume-talks

Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials announced Monday, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean...

5. Five-party meeting within eyeshot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/five-party-meeting-within-eyeshot

UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute on Monday got both leaders of divided Cyprus to commit to the possibility of informal talks as early as next month, with local media on both sides noting the lack of an official statement from the global organization...

6. Cyprus shocked over chaos in Washington

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-shocked-over-chaos-in-washington

The will of the people as freely expressed in elections must be respected, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said in the light of the siege of the Capitol Hill in Washington...

7. Government buys time on new COVID measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-buys-time-on-new-covid-measures

The health, finance, and labour ministers of the Republic of Cyprus have been tasked to reconcile a number of issues before a Cabinet meeting on Friday, essentially stalling the announcement of new COVID measures which was expected on Thursday...

8. Cyprus holds turned thumb over lockdown

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-holds-turned-thumb-over-lockdown

Cyprus’ lockdown stance continued to remain unclear following a special meeting between experts and the health minister, with the government hinting thumbs down for a new lockdown citing economic reasons but also thumbs up for stricter measures after hospitalizations reached dangerous levels...

9. US Homeland Security secretary in Cyprus for two-day visit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-homeland-security-secretary-in-cyprus-for-two-day-visit

US Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf was expected for a two-day visit in Cyprus starting on Monday, before heading off to Bahrain and Qatar for talks with regional counterparts on bolstering security cooperation and information sharing....

10. Biden says ‘looks forward’ to working with Anastasiades

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/biden-says-‘looks-forward-to-working-with-anastasiades

US President-elect Joe Biden said he looked forward to working with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a letter sent to thank him for his congratulatory note after winning the US elections in November....

11. Cypriot president grateful for frontline heroes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-president-grateful-for-frontline-heroes

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his deep gratitude for 'heroes on the front line' in his New Year’s Eve address, adding that elected politicians 'owe to the people' to pass crucial reforms in the new year...

12. Police criticised over 'botched' Twitter raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-criticized-over-botched-twitter-raid

Police continue to be criticized over a home raid on the weekend when officers confiscated a woman’s computer and phone after Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis complained about a parody account on Twitter, with the woman's lawyer accusing police of fishing for evidence at the wrong house...

13. Ankara wants Lausanne Treaty change

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-wants-lausanne-treaty-change

Reiterating a call frequently made by Turkish leaders, Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Donmez raised the issue of renegotiating the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, which set out the modern borders between Greece and Turkey....

14. Britain and EU publish Brexit trade agreement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/britain-and-eu-publish-brexit-trade-agreement

Britain and the European Union on Saturday published the text of a narrow trade agreement just five days before the United Kingdom exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most momentous global shift since the loss of empire ...

15. Turkey hopes to turn new page with US, EU in 2021, Erdogan says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-hopes-to-turn-new-page-with-us-eu-in-2021-erdogan-says

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey hopes to “turn a new page in its ties with the United States and European Union, and that Ankara had been subjected to “double standards” by both its NATO ally Washington and the bloc....

16. Police in the dark over Kolossi fight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-in-the-dark-over-kolossi-fight

Police investigators remain in the dark over a violent confrontation with political undertones in Limassol on Wednesday, with reports saying an army captain in remanded custody is refusing to cooperate with law enforcement authorities...

17. Blame game in full swing after budget vote

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blame-game-in-full-swing-after-budget-vote

The government in the Republic of Cyprus faced an unprecedented challenge on Thursday, after failing to pass a 2021 budget in the House, with lawmakers approving stopgap measures to keep making payments for the next couple of months...

18. Cyprus calls on Egypt to assist in persuading Turkey to shift intransigent stance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-calls-on-egypt-to-assist-in-persuading-turkey-to-shift-intransigent-stance

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has asked the Egyptian government to exert every effort towards persuading Turkey to alter its intransigent stance and to reverse its unilateral and provocative actions, in view of ultimately easing of tensions in a consistent and sustained manner, allowing the cultivation of a climate that is conducive to facilitating the resumption of the peace process....

19. New Chinese Ambassador hails deepening relations with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-chinese-ambassador-hails-deepening-relations-with-cyprus

China opposes any unilateral provocations and actions that undermine the peace and stability of Cyprus and the region and as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, it will continue to play a constructive and coordinating role in facilitating the settlement of the Cyprus problem, UNFICYP’s mandate renewal, and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions, to uphold fairness and justice for Cypriots, China's new Ambassador to Cyprus, Liu Yantao said, presenting on Thursday his credentials to Cyrpus President, Nicos Anastasiades....

20. Ankara tries to open Jerusalem channel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-tries-to-open-jerusalem-channel

In a bid to create rifts in Israel’s alliances with Greece and Cyprus, Turkey is reportedly trying to open channels with Tel Aviv through proposals officially submitted by retired rear admiral Cihat Yayci, architect of Ankara’s expansionist Blue Homeland doctrine and its maritime borders pact with Libya. ...

21. Electors pick Biden

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/electors-pick-biden

President-elect Joe Biden delivered a forceful rebuke on Monday to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the legitimacy of his victory, hours after winning the state-by-state Electoral College vote that officially determines the US presidency...

22. EU leaders pull Turkey punch at last minute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-pull-turkey-punch-at-last-minute

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prepare limited sanctions on Turkish individuals over an energy exploration dispute with Greece and Cyprus, postponing any harsher steps until March as countries sparred over how to handle Ankara...

23. State budget up in the air over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-budget-up-in-the-air-over-golden-passports

Opposition parties are cranking up the pressure on Interior Minister Nikos Nouris, who has been refusing to hand over files in connection with the golden passports scandal, with the Democratic Party making good on its promise not to vote the state budget later this month if there is no transparency...

24. Cyprus struggles to regulate lobbying

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-struggles-to-regulate-lobbying

Debate on a legislation proposal that would regulate lobbying in the Republic of Cyprus will continue next year, when parliamentary elections will be in full swing, after the justice ministry introduced amendments to reconcile transparency rules with realities of politicking on the island...

25. Lute gets Cypriot nod for five-party talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lute-gets-cypriot-nod-for-five-party-talks

UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute met separately on Tuesday with the two Cypriot leaders, who said they were open to a possible five-party informal meeting but expressed diametrically opposite views on solving the Cyprus Problem...

26. Turkey part of EU agenda on ‘reinvigorating’ ties with US

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-part-of-eu-agenda-on-‘reinvigorating-ties-with-us

Restoring stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and a “coordinated approach” to Turkey are among the issues outlined by the European Commission in an internal document on how to “renew and reinvigorate” transatlantic relations under the incoming US administration of Joe Biden....

27. Biden to hit ground running with Greek pick

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/biden-hits-ground-running-with-greek-pick

Greek-American political advisor and communications expert Jen Psaki has been named press secretary in US President-elect Joe Biden’s new all-female White House communications team...

28. Trump okays Biden transition

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-okays-biden-transition

After weeks of waiting, President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cleared the way for President-elect Joe Biden to transition to the White House, giving him access to briefings and funding even as Trump vowed to continue fighting the election results...

29. Cyprus, Slovakia FMs discuss Turkey's regional behaviour

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-slovakia-fms-discuss-turkey-s-regional-behaviour

Turkey’s escalating provocations in relation to Varosha, as well as in Cyprus’s EEZ and maritime zones, were the focus of discussions in Nicosia on Monday between the Cyprus Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides and the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korcok....

30. Greece, UAE commit to mutual defense assistance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-uae-commit-to-mutual-defense-assistance

The mutual defense assistance clause, activated in the event that one of the two countries’ territorial integrity is threatened, is probably the most important part of the defense and foreign policy cooperation agreement signed by Greece and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, according to sources with inside information....

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