Edek poised to walk out of government

By Anthony O. Miller DEFENCE Minister Yiannakis Omirou said last night it was “very likely” the Socialist Party would leave the government after President Glafcos

Missiles in Crete: the logistics

By Anthony O. Miller THE PRESENCE of a giant US Navy air base in Crete, and the Greek island’s distance from Turkish coastline, could make

Turkish glee at ‘comical’ climbdown

By Andrew Adamides CYPRUS’ decision not to deploy the S-300 missiles is a victory for Turkey, the country’s Foreign Minister Ismail Cem said yesterday, warning

Greece hits back at Turkish threats over Crete

GREEK Defence Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos said last night that Turkey’s reaction to plans to deploy Cyprus’ Russian-built anti-aircraft missiles on Greek territory was a threatening

Annan ‘very glad’ at missile decision

U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL Kofi Annan said yesterday he was “very glad” that Cyprus had decided not to deploy Russian surface-to-air missiles, and hoped it would help

Diplomats breathe a sigh of relief

By Jean Christou KEY PLAYERS in the international community’s drive to stop the missiles being deployed on the island were yesterday congratulating themselves for their

Humiliation or wise decision?

By Jean Christou People on the streets of the capital are divided on the landmark decision taken by President Glafcos Clerides not to deploy the

Markets fail to react to missile decision

By Hamza Hendawi PRESIDENT Glafcos Clerides’ controversial decision not to deploy the S-300 missiles in Cyprus appears to have failed to impress the island’s stock

Countdown to climbdown

By Athena Karsera THE FATE of the S-300 missiles has finally been decided, leaving an aftermath of political and social dilemmas as a result of