The event explores the current situation with regards to the Cyprus problem, how the existing impasse at the negotiations and the illegal creation of new fait accompli by Turkey negatively affect the prospects for a comprehensive solution. Speakers will elaborate on how the severe renunciation of the agreed framework of BBF with political equality by Turkey and Mr. Tatar,  the departure from existing convergences and the introduction of so-called new ideas perpetuate the stalemate and pose severe implications for the resumption of meaningful negotiations. The event aims at presenting AKEL’s proposal as to the way forward.

Brussels, European Parliament, room: JAN building, room 6Q2

16 November 2021, 10:00 – 12:00
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Languages: EN DE FR EL ES PT TR



10:00 -10:05 Opening: Martin Schirdewan, co-chair The Left

10:05-10:20 Keynote speaker: Stefanos Stefanou, General Secretary CC AKEL, MP, Cyprus

10:20-10:30 Toumazos Tsielepis: International Lawyer, Member of the G/C negotiating team, Member Political Bureau AKEL,Cyprus – AKEL’s proposal for the way ahead


Comments by:

10:30-10:35 Giorgos Georgiou, MEP AKEL Cyprus – on the role of the EP as EU-Turkey shadow rapporteur

10:35 – 10:40 Niyazi Kizilyurek, MEP AKEL Cyprus – on why Turkey’s policy of “two states’ solution” is doomed to failure

10:40 – 11:10 Q&A

11:10 – 11:25 CONCLUSIONS by Stefanos Stefanou

COORDINATION BY – Giorgos Georgiou, MEP AKEL Cyprus