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30 July 2017

1. No progress can be achieved towards a solution, given Turkey’s demands, Cyprus President stresses

The President of the Republic, Nikos Anastasiadis, has expressed his readiness to return to the negotiating table, if the conditions set out are met, stressing that no progress can be achieved if Turkey, as an occupation force, does not withdraw from Cyprus. Addressing the annual meeting of the Reserve Officers Association of Limassol, in the presence of the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the National Guard, President Anastasiades said he shares everybody’s concern and disappointment, for the lack of success in the peace talks, in early July in Switzerland, in the goal to rid Cyprus of Turkish troops and Ankara’s guarantees and intervention rights.
2. No information at present about return of Varosha to UN, Government Spokesman says

There is no information at this stage about the return of the fenced off area of Famagusta – known as Varosha – to the UN, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said here today, calling on everybody to be “extra careful with the wishes of the people to return to their homes.” He also said that if Turkey were to implement UN resolutions, this would be “a step in the right direction.”
3. The UN have not been informed of plans to open Varosha under their control, UN tell CNA

The UN have so far no information about plans to open the fenced off area of Famagusta, known as Varosha, under UN control. "The UN have not been informed of any such plans," an official from the UN spokesperson`s office told CNA, invited to comment on a press report, which was posted today on a blog. According to the press report, signed by Esra Aygin who quotes a senior Turkish Cypriot source, the Turkish Cypriot side is working on a plan to open the fenced-off city of Varosha under UN control to its legal owners.
4. Waste Management Unit in Limassol to operate early October

Τhe Integrated Installation and Waste Management Unit for Limassol District is expected to begin operating in Pentakomo, in early October, instead of September, according to the President of the project’s Council, Mayor of Mesa Geitonia, Doros Antoniou. As Antoniou has told CNA, the pilot operation of the unit was expected to begin at the end of July, but this was not possible because the approval of the Electricity Authority for the supply of high voltage electricity had not been secured at the time. The issue will soon be resolved, he said, adding that the unit`s trial operation is expected to begin by the end of August, which means a delay of one month in its normal operation.CNA