Category: Cypriots’

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Greek Cypriot election, as seen by Turkish Cypriots

Nicosia, Cyprus – Cypriots are voting on Sunday in the second round of a tight presidential election that might determine whether peace talks to end four decades of division on the ethnically split island will resume later this year. Incumbent President Nicos Anastasiades, a conservative who came first on January 28 with 35.5 percent, will…

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Turkey casts shadow over Turkish Cypriots’ vote

The Turkish Republic or Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will head to the polls on Sunday, in a parliamentary election that has failed to stir enthusiasm among a largely disillusioned electorate. Elections in the internationally unrecognised entity are typically dominated by the long-running dispute of Cyprus, a Mediterranean island split between Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek…