Press releases

  • 31 May 2017 - NEW YORK, 31 May 2017 - The Secretary-General today invited Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades to New York for a joint meeting to discuss the Cyprus talks and the way forward. Both leaders have accepted his invitation. The Secretary-General looks forward to welcoming the leaders, together with his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, on the evening of Sunday, 4 June.
  • 26 May 2017 - NICOSIA, 26 May 2017 - Over the last nine days, following the 17 May meeting of the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, I have been engaged in active shuttle diplomacy between the two sides as requested by the leaders.
  • 02 Apr 2017 - NICOSIA, 2 April 2017 - Tonight, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, had an open and constructive exchange about the challenges experienced over the last months. The two leaders reconfirmed their joint commitment to finding a solution in the best interest of all Cypriots, taking into account the concerns of both communities. Furthermore they exchanged ideas about the way ahead.
  • 01 Feb 2017 - Nicosia, 1 February 2017 - Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, met in the United Nations Protected Area (UNPA) under the auspices of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General (SASG) on Cyprus, Mr. Espen Barth Eide. The two leaders were accompanied by their negotiators, Mr. Özdil Nami and Mr. Andreas Mavroyannis.
  • 19 Jan 2017 - 19 January 2017 - The Conference on Cyprus held its second session in Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland on 18-19 January at the level of deputies and experts. The working group, established during the high-level meeting in Geneva on 12 January, successfully completed the mandate entrusted to it by the Conference, namely identifying specific questions related to the issue of security and guarantees and the instruments needed to address them. The meetings were conducted in a positive spirit.
  • 13 Jan 2017 - Geneva, 12 January 2017 - The Conference on Cyprus convened today, 12 January 2017, in Geneva, under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, with the participation of H.E. Mr. Mustafa Akinci and H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom as guarantor powers and in the presence of the European Union as an observer.
  • 01 Dec 2016 - 1 December 2016 - Tonight, the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, met at the Head of Mission’s Residence in the UN Protected Area (UNPA) under the auspices of the Special Adviser of the Secretary General (SASG) on Cyprus, Mr. Espen Barth Eide.
  • 01 Dec 2016 - 1 December 2016 - The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General (SASG) on Cyprus, Mr. Espen Barth Eide, will host the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, for dinner on the evening of Thursday, 1 December 2016 in the United Nations Protected Area (UNPA). End.
  • 23 Nov 2016 - 23 November 2016 - The Secretary-General has been updated by his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Mr. Espen Barth Eide, about the outcome of the talks that took place between the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, in Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland, on 7-11 November and 20-21 November. Despite the best efforts of Mr. Anastasiades and Mr.
  • 21 Nov 2016 - 21 November 2016 - The Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, have been engaged in serious and sustained negotiations over the last two days in Mont Pèlerin.

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