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The Persistent Divide: Cyprus’ Unresolved Issues

Cyprus is divided between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a persistent issue that hinders unity and EU expectations. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou stresses the urgent need for a just and lasting resolution to heal the cultural fractures and achieve peace.

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Half a Century On: Cyprus Commemorates a Divisive Anniversary

Cyprus commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Turkish invasion with contrasting emotions. While Greek Cypriots mark the day with solemn ceremonies and church memorials, Turkish Cypriots and President Erdogan celebrate with military parades, viewing it as a day of deliverance and triumph amidst the island’s divided history.

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Reflecting on the Past: The 50th Anniversary of Cyprus’ Dark Days

Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of Cyprus’ Dark Days, the nation pays tribute to the events of the 1974 coup and invasion that divided the island, fostering unity and remembrance for a peaceful future. Amidst political debates and national introspection, the anniversary serves as a poignant reminder of the scars of history and the resilience of a people striving for closure and unity.

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Reimagining Peace: Reflecting on Cyprus’ Turbulent History

Reimagining peace in Cyprus demands challenging historical narratives, fostering direct engagement, and emphasizing cooperation in practical areas like finance and healthcare. Embracing shared responsibilities and the Mediterranean spirit can pave the way for a united future, overcoming the island’s turbulent past and envisioning a harmonious tomorrow.

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Reflections on the Cyprus Reconciliation: The Unyielding Past

The UN envoy highlights deeply ingrained historical grievances and societal narratives of confrontation as the main barriers to reconciliation in Cyprus. Despite efforts to unite the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, the lack of leadership, public will, and a collective consciousness entrenched in the past hinder progress towards a unified future.

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Time for Truth Commission on Missing is now

The proposal to establish a Truth Commission in Cyprus aims to uncover the truth behind individuals missing from conflicts since 1960s, fostering reconciliation through immunity for information disclosure. With global support, including the presence of UN envoy Maria Angela Holguin, this pivotal decision could reshape the nation’s approach to addressing longstanding human rights violations.

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A Reconciliation in Psathi: The Aftermath of a Shooting Incident

The Psathi village shooting incident concluded with the assailant being sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison for causing grievous bodily harm, following a reconciliation with the victim who received €130,000 compensation. The community now seeks healing and lasting peace after the court’s decision, emphasizing the importance of justice, forgiveness, and rehabilitation.

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