Greek Cypriot administration

Turkish Cyprus briefs US Secretary of State Tillerson on talks impasse

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on March 1 that a solution to the Cyprus issue had significance beyond the island's two communities, according to Turkish Cypriot presidential sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. 

Tillerson made the comment during a telephone call with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı, sources said. 

The ball is in Ankara and Athens' court on Cyprus

Some are tired of hearing it, while some don't even want to hear it. Yet, in terms of the leadership on the divided island of Cyprus, there is the right alignment of stars. Both Turkish leader Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades genuinely want to find a lasting solution and have succeeded in narrowing the gap on the most sensitive issues.

French FM visits Turkish Cyprus as peace negotiations continue

French Foreign Minister Jena-Marc Ayrault visited Turkish Cyprus on Oct. 25, holding talks with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı, as peace negotiations to end the more than 40-year-old conflict continue. 

Ayrault and Akıncı held a closed-door meeting in Nicosia late on Oct. 25, the Turkish Cypriot Presidency said on its website.