Turkish Cypriot president Ersin Tatar is calling for a two-state solution for Cyprus amid claims that ten countries are preparing to recognise the TRNC.

Ersin Tatar was elected as president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in October 2020. Photo: GETTY.


With US president-elect Joe Biden preparing to take office this month, geopolitical actors in the Middle East await his stance on the Iran nuclear deal.

Left to right: Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei, Syria’s regime leader Bashar al-Assad, and Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah.


Under a draft deal signed in November 2020, the Russian Navy will station up to four warships, including those with nuclear capabilities, and up to 300 service members in Port Sudan. (TASS)


French President Macron’s attempt to rally the EU behind France against Turkey through his turning to European populism puts him at odds with NATO.

President Macron, flanked by Republican Guards, makes his entrance at the Palace of Versailles to deliver his state-of-the-nation address to MPs and senators (CHARLES PLATIAU/POOL).


President Ersin Tatar may be Turkey’s man in North Cyprus, and that’s exactly why his plan to negotiate a two-state solution is doomed to fail.

Children play in a park in northern Nicosia along the UN-controlled buffer zone that runs across the island of Cyprus (Photo: Niel Hall).


The key to winning the Turkish Cypriot presidential election run-off will be to sway the 44% of eligible voters who did not vote in the first round. Korsan Cevdet writes.

Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Ersin Tatar is challenging President Mustafa Akinci for the presidency of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).


Radio EastMed’s Editor-in-Chief Ertan Karpazli rounds up all the latest news and developments from the Eastern Mediterranean for the month of September 2020.

Protest held in support of Armenia in Cyprus (Twitter).


Cyprus may have proved its point to the EU by holding sanctions on Belarus hostage, but at the risk of leaving itself isolated within the bloc.

Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades, left, and Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrive for the EU summit in Brussels (AFP).


An Armenian soldier fires an artillery piece during fighting with Azerbaijan’s forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh (AP).


Young sympathisers of the Muslim Brotherhood seek more practical solutions to everyday problems like unemployment, not more outdated revolutionary rhetoric.

A protest outside the Egyptian Consulate in Istanbul against the execution of nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members in March 2019 (AP).

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