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Moscow urged to resolve the long-standing Mediterranean conflict

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Russia can play a crucial role in the resumption of the negotiation process to resolve the situation in Cyprus, writes Kommersant with reference to Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulydis. We are actually talking about a long-standing Mediterranean conflict.




The threat of a new exacerbation in Cyprus appeared after a recent incident in the buffer zone inhabited by Greek Cypriots: the military who came from the northern part of the island (from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, TRNC) did not allow farmers to farm the land without explaining the reasons. The Government of Cyprus immediately responded to this complaint to the leadership of the United Nations forces on the island (UNFICYP).

However, the TRNC authorities (recognized only by Ankara) reject the accusation, calling the complaint of Nicosia propaganda.

The newspaper reminds that Turkish troops are located in the northern part of the island (43 thousand people), taken in 1974 to protect the Turkish Cypriots. The UN Security Council condemned Ankara’s actions in several resolutions, but everything remained the same. All these years, the parties tried in vain to agree on the principles of a unified federal state.

In this regard, Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulodis places special hopes on Moscow, which today has the best relations with Ankara. The authorities of Cyprus welcome the rapprochement of the Russian Federation and Turkey, hoping that this will help resolve the Cyprus problem.

According to Christodoulydis, Nicosia wants the Turkish side to take part in the development of gas fields on the coastal shelf of the island, but only after a political solution to the problem.

Russia is also interested in a peaceful settlement: it does not need another hot spot near Syria, the Russian ambassador to Nicosia, Stanislav Osadchy, noted in turn.

However, there is little time left for the resumption of negotiations - at the end of January the blue helmets in Cyprus expire (in July the UN Security Council extended the period by 6 months). At the same time, the United States expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of negotiations and considered the mission of the UN contingent "to have lost its meaning."

According to political observers, the coming months will be decisive for a Cyprus settlement. If negotiations are not resumed, the Cyprus Helmet blue mission can be closed, which is fraught with a transition from a frozen conflict to its hot phase.
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  1. Galleon
    Galleon 4 December 2018 14: 10
    +18
    There is no way to come to an agreement with Turkey for their interests in Syria, so here it’s still possible to work for the Greeks ... It won’t work. To steal for the Greeks will come to their own harm; it is impossible to reconcile these two irreconcilable and there is no sense. Do something to the Greeks, they will immediately deceive in response. It’s like with Bulgaria.
    1. alatanas
      alatanas 4 December 2018 14: 44
      0
      And with what, more specifically, have the Greeks and Bulgarians deceived you?
      1. _Sergei_
        _Sergei_ 4 December 2018 15: 05
        +11
        The Greeks recently sent our ambassadors, and the Bulgarians threw the South Stream. In short, they are not friends to us, not friends.
        1. alatanas
          alatanas 5 December 2018 14: 24
          0
          The Bulgarians did not send ambassadors, and not only the Greeks sent. So what of this?
          The Turks shot down the plane, killed the pilot, and the ambassador too. Well?
      2. igorbrsv
        igorbrsv 4 December 2018 15: 07
        +1
        Well, the Bulgarians threw a gas pipe, though they put pressure on them. And the Greeks ... Well, they are not sinless wassat
        1. alatanas
          alatanas 5 December 2018 14: 26
          -1
          EU - threw. A gas pipe has not been proposed for Bulgaria alone.
      3. 41 REGION
        41 REGION 4 December 2018 15: 11
        +6
        Quote: alatanas
        And with what, more specifically, have the Greeks and Bulgarians deceived you?

        Judging by the request, the Greeks are trying to quarrel us with Turkey yes I wonder why? request
        She, in theory, needs to join NATO or the British yes drinks they have best friends there wink
    2. URAL72
      URAL72 4 December 2018 15: 00
      +4
      No, well, you can make a fuss about what political points we can earn. But the conflict between the Turks and the Greeks will help us, let them bite. From the Orthodox Greeks we are a little confused, and sometimes they also crap. Nefig we do there.
    3. antivirus
      antivirus 4 December 2018 15: 48
      -1
      Deripaska wants to transfer his Buznes to Switzerland
      need stability in southern Cyprus
      1. Galleon
        Galleon 4 December 2018 17: 04
        +2
        Cyprus is a puppet, and some assets of our moneybags at the command of the owner have already been frozen. I am not an oligarch and not a financial analyst, but with such a picture, transferring assets to Cyprus would be considered frivolity
    4. Labrador
      Labrador 4 December 2018 20: 43
      0
      +1 Let Tsipras resolve.
  2. Loess
    Loess 4 December 2018 14: 17
    +14
    Turkey to NATO, Greece to NATO, Cyprus in the European Union, British military bases in Cyprus ... Moscow needs it, are there problems to solve?
    1. Note 2
      Note 2 4 December 2018 15: 07
      -1
      Indeed, the problems themselves are higher than the roof, and here Cyprus was not enough.
  3. Conductor
    Conductor 4 December 2018 14: 17
    +3
    Do we have few conflicts?
  4. A good one
    A good one 4 December 2018 14: 18
    +15
    They made Mother Teresa from Russia, and then spit in the back.
  5. prior
    prior 4 December 2018 14: 27
    +5
    Well, if, according to the results of the referendum, the people of Cyprus vote in favor of joining the Russian Federation, Russia may fit in and help resolve the Cyprus problem.
    Otherwise, why do we need their hemorrhoids?
  6. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 4 December 2018 14: 28
    +2
    We have not needed this since the times of the USSR. In honor of what, exactly now, should peacekeeping leap? The UN peacekeepers lived there for their pleasure - let them continue to live: the conflict is really "frozen". Not a service, but a sinecure.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 4 December 2018 14: 36
    +10
    Themselves, decide for yourself. As there Tsipras sent our diplomats and run to us for help. Enough, reminded, do not do good, do not get bad.
  8. Comrade Beria
    Comrade Beria 4 December 2018 14: 46
    -1
    Moscow can solve the Cyprus problem.
    Provided that a) Turkey recognizes Crimea as Russian, b) Turkey withdraws from NATO,

    Then yes. And for the Greek Cypriots harness no profit.

    Paraphrasing the famous phrase of Sir Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston; Russia has neither permanent allies, nor permanent enemies. Russia has only permanent interests.
    And current interests are not in favor of the Greeks in general and the Greek Cypriots in particular.
    1. Yeraz
      Yeraz 4 December 2018 15: 49
      +3
      Quote: Comrade Beria
      Provided that a) Turkey recognizes Crimea as Russian, b) Turkey withdraws from NATO,

      And Turkey has a LOKH written on its forehead? Because of Cyprus, sanctions do not hang on Turkey, like on Russia because of the Crimea, the military situation as such is not there, it’s not Karabakh with trenches and technicians buried in the ground, and so the Turks look and Greeks at each other through binoculars, you can go from one part of the island to another and stay there as long as you want.
      therefore, bargaining is not at all appropriate, especially since the Greeks asked, and not the Turks))
      1. milton
        milton 4 December 2018 18: 34
        0
        Quote: Yeraz
        Quote: Comrade Beria
        Provided that a) Turkey recognizes Crimea as Russian, b) Turkey withdraws from NATO,

        And Turkey has a LOKH written on its forehead? Because of Cyprus, sanctions do not hang on Turkey, like on Russia because of the Crimea, the military situation as such is not there, it’s not Karabakh with trenches and technicians buried in the ground, and so the Turks look and Greeks at each other through binoculars, you can go from one part of the island to another and stay there as long as you want.
        therefore, bargaining is not at all appropriate, especially since the Greeks asked, and not the Turks))

        Do you really think that after leaving the blue helmets Erodogan will not go all-in? He is building a new Ottoman Empire, he has arms contracts with the Russian Federation and the USA and not only, and both of them need him more than Cyprus. The states during the Turkish attack on Cyprus blocked Greek aviation, and imposed purely nominal sanctions after that. Europe generally did not say anything, but Turkey put the ECtHR with the device on the decisions. In 1996, the Turks killed 2 UN soldiers and 10 civilians, so what? In general, I think that after the departure of UN troops there will be a quiet or loud occupation of Cyprus. Turkey was restrained by the desire to join the EU, the campaign ended hi
        1. Yeraz
          Yeraz 4 December 2018 19: 12
          +1
          Quote: milton
          Do you really think that Erodogan will not go all-in after leaving the blue helmets?

          but why did you decide that I think so?
          But so far there are no prerequisites for the blue helmets to go away and even in case of departure a conflict will start. Greece also has quite good armed forces, but without any experience and in less quantity, but taking into account the fact that Turkey is fighting against separatism domestically, took part of the north of Syria and the troops in the east are involved, then Turkey certainly is not up to Greece.
          They are developing the Navy so that they don’t give anyone their piece of the Cyprus deposits.
          Quote: milton
          In 1996, the Turks killed 2 UN soldiers and 10 civilians, so what?

          You can link? And apart from the info and video of the shot Greek trying to break the flag, there’s nothing. And they did the right thing.
          Quote: milton
          In general, I think that after the departure of UN troops there will be a quiet or loud occupation of Cyprus.

          Rather quiet. If the EU and the USA completely leave and make it clear that they are generally violet, then the Greeks will quickly agree to the conditions of the Turks and there will be a united Cyprus with a pro-Turkish orientation.
          Quote: milton
          Turkey was restrained by the desire to join the EU, the campaign ended

          no. Turkey again claims that their goal is the EU. Erdogan needs to be listened less, once a year he changes his attitude to different things completely to the opposite.
          Therefore, Turkey is interested in the EU.
          1. milton
            milton 4 December 2018 20: 24
            0
            Regarding the wiki killed offhand, read at least another laziness to look for. Regarding the occupation, they have already tried to hold a referendum in Cyprus, the Turks brought in 3 times more people than the Turkish-speaking Cypriots, and the Greek part of the island did not recognize the referendum. So they did not raise this issue. Regarding the EU, Turkey, like a donkey with a carrot, has been driven into the EU for so many years that anyone would be defeated. Perhaps Erdogan shouts all sorts of blizzards regularly, but the EU is milking as it should, and they must say they pay well. In general, the situation is interesting, the two NATO countries are fighting, and instead of separating the sides, mattresses help one side, and then they impose sanctions against them. For the rest, everyone has their own opinion, we will be mutually polite hi
            1. Yeraz
              Yeraz 4 December 2018 21: 36
              0
              Quote: milton
              Perhaps Erdogan shouts all sorts of blizzards regularly, but the EU is milking as it should, and they must say they pay well.

              And the EU is poor and stupid, give themselves milk. There is mutually beneficial cooperation.
              Quote: milton
              In general, the situation is interesting, the two NATO countries are fighting, and instead of separating the sides, mattresses help one side, and then they impose sanctions against them.

              Because they are an unequal ally. Turkey and Greece are not at the same level of country and influence.
              I would also support the Turkic-Muslim country in their place, which controls the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles and borders on the USSR, and with that region of the USSR, where there are many Muslim and Turkic populations.
              It is better to support them and to impose sanctions to reassure Greece, than to support Greece and not get rid of sanctions alone, they can also run to the USSR.
              Quote: milton
              For the rest, everyone has their own opinion, we will be mutually polite

              I am always polite hi
              1. milton
                milton 5 December 2018 14: 52
                0
                The stupid EU can’t do anything, because Erdogan, when he refuses to pay, immediately opens the borders for refugees and helps them with transport, to get to the borders with the EU faster.
                Regarding Greece, they already bought weapons from the USSR. See what tanks the Greek Cypriots were armed with. Incidentally, the losses of the Turks are impressive, with this balance of power soldier
                1. Yeraz
                  Yeraz 5 December 2018 15: 30
                  0
                  Quote: milton
                  The stupid EU can’t do anything, because Erdogan, when he refuses to pay, immediately opens the borders for refugees and helps them with transport, to get to the borders with the EU faster.

                  it’s not the level of preference to work together like that.
                  Quote: milton
                  Regarding Greece, they already bought weapons from the USSR.

                  so in the USSR the USSR built up a lot.
                  Quote: milton
                  Incidentally, the losses of the Turks are impressive, with this balance of power

                  Well, considering that they drowned their own fleet unsurprisingly.
                  But for thousands of years, the Turks have been pressing the Greeks and winning, and not vice versa.
                  1. milton
                    milton 5 December 2018 16: 12
                    0
                    Quote: Yeraz
                    Quote: milton
                    The stupid EU can’t do anything, because Erdogan, when he refuses to pay, immediately opens the borders for refugees and helps them with transport, to get to the borders with the EU faster.

                    it’s not the level of preference to work together like that.
                    Quote: milton
                    Regarding Greece, they already bought weapons from the USSR.

                    so in the USSR the USSR built up a lot.
                    Quote: milton
                    Incidentally, the losses of the Turks are impressive, with this balance of power

                    Well, considering that they drowned their own fleet unsurprisingly.
                    But for thousands of years, the Turks have been pressing the Greeks and winning, and not vice versa.

                    Well, judging by the history of wars in the Middle East after WWII, they stupidly crush meat! If my memory serves me right, then apart from Israel with a small number of forces, no one could defeat superior enemy forces with minimal losses, although maybe you have examples? hi
  9. K-50
    K-50 4 December 2018 14: 48
    0
    Russia can play a decisive role in resuming the negotiation process to resolve the situation in Cyprus

    What is the profit for us, except for the "smut"? no.
    Let them figure it out themselves, otherwise they will cut it, then "Russia help!", And after that Russia is "poured with mud."
    No, they were "helped" by all sorts of different things, anyway, no gratitude, except for new accusations of "imperialism".
    So let them understand.
  10. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 4 December 2018 14: 51
    -1
    Syria is more important than the Turks for Cyprus. And what the hell is it for us, what’s the profit?
  11. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 4 December 2018 14: 59
    0
    As long as British bases and Americans graze in Cyprus, it makes no sense for Russia to reconcile these non-communicating NATO hemispheres. Moreover, my exit there was closed.
  12. Cottager452
    Cottager452 4 December 2018 15: 01
    0
    Greek-speaking Cypriots are still not Greeks, and many Russians settled there, who even created their own party and intend to fight for seats in parliament. And, by the way, they can nominate a candidate for president.
    Russia, why not.
  13. DenZ
    DenZ 4 December 2018 15: 05
    -1
    Are the countries that have bound themselves in agreements with blocs that are unfriendly to us (NATO, the EU can be included there) are asking us to solve something in their internal affairs? Not really - a forest, a forest. Let them somehow decide, otherwise the intercessors can be found right there, it will cost more to themselves.
  14. rocket757
    rocket757 4 December 2018 15: 05
    0
    Oh, a plug in all holes, it's not good!
    So you can lose the class ... which while the cat wept.
  15. BAI
    BAI 4 December 2018 15: 16
    +1
    In this regard, the Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Hristodulidis, has particular hopes for Moscow.

    And the Greeks are generally convinced that Russia must fight with Turkey in order to give them Constantinople.
  16. Topotun
    Topotun 4 December 2018 15: 23
    +1
    Do we need it? Already, the Greek government admits very anti-Russian actions (the same sanctions). So why should we harness this?
  17. Cradle
    Cradle 4 December 2018 16: 08
    +1
    Cyprus, Russian banks threw money at the headstock and something else expects from Russia, completely stunned ...
  18. Boozer
    Boozer 4 December 2018 16: 19
    0
    But we can’t agree among ourselves? All the same, these are two normal civilized states, two people living side by side, the devil knows how many years. Not some irreconcilable radical groups.
  19. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 4 December 2018 16: 26
    +2
    Let them return the money to the budget of the Russian Federation, stolen from guanoelite first.
  20. T.Henks
    T.Henks 4 December 2018 16: 40
    0
    You think right, jacket. I support.
  21. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 5 December 2018 22: 02
    0
    Whoever Russia helps, they will tear off like sticky, call them a fool and stick a knife in the back ...