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  Glafkos Klerides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glafkos Ioannou Clerides (Greek: Γλαύκος Ιωάννου Κληρίδης) (born in Nicosia,Cyprus on 24 April 1919) is a Greek-Cypriot politician and former President of the Republic of Cyprus.
Clerides was the eldest son of the lawyer and stateman Yiannis Clerides.
Clerides, with his suave Churchillian persona, was respected by world leaders at the time of his presidency, and locally he was a popular leader because of his accomplishments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glafcos_Clerides   (676 words)

 CRS Product: Cyprus: Status of U.N. Negotiations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Glafcos Clerides was elected president of the Republic of Cyprus in February 1993.
Clerides accepted the set of ideas only "in principle," objecting to provisions that he believed might enable the Turkish Cypriots to block EC membership, on Greek Cypriot refugees' right to return and property, and on the Republic's status during the transition period.
Clerides was said to have addressed territory, refugees, property, and a multinational force, while Denktash was reported to have raised his idea for a confederation and an end to the embargo on northern Cyprus.
www.house.gov /pallone/newslet-cyprus-CRS.htm   (7317 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Profile: Glafcos Clerides
Mr Clerides supported Cyprus's first president, Archbishop Makarios, and the failure of an Athens-backed coup triggered the Turkish invasion in 1974, he became acting president and speaker of parliament.
During his two terms as president, Mr Clerides has forged closer ties with Greece and brought Cyprus to the brink of EU membership - it is scheduled to join in 2004.
Mr Clerides is married to Lila-Irene and has a daughter, Katherine, who is a member of the House of the Representatives for the Democratic Rally Party.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/2625551.stm   (456 words)

 Cyprus Election 1998
Clerides is a staunch supporter of the island's unity under a federal umbrella, supporting demilitarisation and deployment of a multinational force in the event of a solution.
Clerides says he will cancel the missile deal only if enough progress is made on the Cyprus problem in the coming months.
The son of a prominent Nicosia lawyer, Clerides was called to the bar in London in 1951 and returned to Cyprus to take up law and help in the struggle against British colonial rule.
www.btinternet.com /~argyros.argyrou/Elect98.htm   (945 words)

 Embassy of Cyprus in Sweden - Cyprus press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Clerides crossed north for the first time in five years for a dinner date with Talat in what was billed as a solely private affair.
Clerides dined with his rival at Denktash's residence, as both were careful not to spoil the growing thaw with political symbolism.
Clerides is believed to be the first Greek Cypriot political figure to dine at the Talat's home situated inside the grounds of the north's'presidential palace'.
www.cyprusemb.se /dbase/cypemb/ref713.asp   (698 words)

 CNN.com - Cyprus leader set for historic trip - December 4, 2001
An aide to President Glafcos Clerides said he had accepted a dinner invitation from Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash as a means to ending the stalemate on the war-divided Mediterranean island.
Clerides "is ready to face any scenario presented by Denktash, provided the settlement sought is based on the relevant Security Council resolutions," his spokesman, Michalis Papapetrou, said on Monday.
The resolutions, which are rejected by the Turkish side, call for the reunification of the island as a bizonal federation, the withdrawal of the 35,000 Turkish troops and estimated 100,000 Turkish settlers from the mainland and the return to the north of 185,000 Greek Cypriot refugees.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/12/04/cyprus.newyear   (764 words)

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Clerides said they both agreed on how to bring about a permanent and just solution to the Cyprus problem and that the joint defense doctrine between Greece and Cyprus was important for the future of both states.
Clerides said there was a US initiative in the making and also referred to the European initiative, expected to begin in the near future, and the good offices mission of UN Chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Clerides is due to have meetings with Parliament President Apostolos Kaklamanis, ND honorary president Constantine Mitsotakis, Communist Party of Greece Secretary-General Aleka Papariga and Coalition of the Left and Progress leader Nikos Constantopoulos.
www.b-info.com /places/Turkey/news/96-02/feb09.ana   (2197 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Tough talk in Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With one eye on EU membership and another on his own growing unpopularity, Greek-Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides this month embarked on a drive to persuade political party leaders of the need to move rapidly on legislation that would bring the country closer to its future European Union partners.
Beside their long-standing ideological differences, Clerides' Democratic Rally and the other political groups on the island have been deeply divided by the government's December decision not to deploy Russian anti-aircraft missiles in Cyprus in the face of Turkish threats and the concern of Western powers.
High on Clerides' list of EU harmonisation requirements are new legislation pertaining to interest rates, financial sector liberalisation and tax hikes aimed at narrowing his government's growing fiscal deficit.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /1999/421/in2.htm   (930 words)

 Greek Cypriots Go to Crucial Polls France Tries to Break US, Israel Dominance in Turkish Defense Bids - Turkish Daily ...
GLAFCOS CLERIDES - The incumbent president, 78, was voted into power with the support of his right-wing Democratic Rally party and the center-right Democratic Party five years ago.
Clerides says his administration has brought within grasp a solution to the Cyprus problem, moved the island closer to EU accession and forged strong defense ties with close ally Greece.
Clerides is pledging to the electorate that he will not agree to any settlement that will not ensure return of all "refugees" to their former houses in northern Cyprus.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=5971   (2642 words)

 DIMOKRATIKOS SYNAGERMOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1988 the New Democratic Front (NEDIPA) joined forces with the Rally and in the presidential elections of the same year Glafcos Clerides got 33,4% in the first round.  Without the official support of any other party he reached 48,3% in the second round.
In the presidential elections of February 1993, Glafcos Clerides was supported by 36,74% of the electorate in the first round.  In the second round Glafcos Clerides was elected President of the Republic of Cyprus with 50,31% of the vote. 
In the 1998 presidential elections Glafcos Clerides was again elected in the second round with 50,82% of the vote.
www.disy.org.cy /english/formation.shtm   (334 words)

 MAR | Data | Chronology for Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Glafcos Clerides was sworn in as acting president of Cyprus.
Clerides, who won 50.3% of the vote to Vasiliou’s 49.7%, said he would postpone UN sponsored peace talks with TRNC President Denktas and launch an intensive effort to gain entry to the EU.
President Clerides lodged a protest with the UN special representative after a group of Turkish Cypriots gathered to throw stones at Greek Cypriot pedestrians and drivers in the Greek Cypriot controlled area of the island.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/chronology.asp?groupId=35201   (3262 words)

 Cyprus News Agency 96-06-14.
President Clerides was speaking to the press here yesterday after a two-hour working luncheon with the representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Clerides said the huge work done by the government had won the approval of the majority of the people.
President Clerides, who is the founder of the Rally Party, is now honourary President of this political party, the largest in the House of Representatives.
www.hri.org /news/cyprus/cna/1996/96-06-14.cna.html   (2613 words)

 BBC News | Europe | Clerides wins Cyprus presidential race
The Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides has won the second round of the presidential election in Cyprus.
Both Mr Clerides and Mr Iakovou signed Mr Lyssarides' co-operation terms, laid down in a manifesto calling for an all-party government and a specific policy on dealing with the island's 24-year division.
Glafcos Clerides, 79, is right-wing and represents the Democratic Rally (DISY).
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/55698.stm   (534 words)

 Playing for domestic consumption may cost a lot - Turkish Daily News Feb 04, 2000
He branded the latest four-page provocation by Clerides as something that should not be considered serious, and although the Greek Cypriot leader rejected all the fundamental demands of the Turkish Cypriot side, he stayed on in Geneva and is continuing the talks.
This step of Clerides was very much in line with what he had said to Denktas at Glion in 1987 and later to former U.S. Cyprus Presidential Envoy Richard Holbrooke at his Nicosia office: "I know that I am not the government of the entire island, but the entire world recognizes me as such.
As Denktas said, Clerides' four-page statement was not something to be taken seriously, and the intended audience of that statement was not the United Nations or the Turkish Cypriot side or world opinion, but rather the Greek Cypriot hawks.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /archives.php?id=15937   (1273 words)

 CNN - Clerides re-elected Cyprus president - February 15, 1998
NICOSIA, Cyprus (CNN) -- Glafcos Clerides was narrowly re-elected president of Cyprus on Sunday as the divided island prepared for a fresh diplomatic push for reunification.
Clerides, 78, had promised when first elected that his main priority was reunification.
Clerides had campaigned on his 40 years of experience in negotiating with the Turkish Cypriots and said his previous meetings with Holbrooke and the United Nations would be key to reunification talks.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9802/15/cyprus.elex.pm/index.html   (487 words)

 Assembly of Turkish American Associations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
President Glafcos Clerides, 82, the leader of the Greek Cypriots, and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Rauf Denktash, 77, have been rivals for half a century, locked in an ethnic dispute with reverberations far beyond this island in the eastern Mediterranean.
Over the decades, the bantering, backslapping chemistry between Glafcos Clerides, Greek Cypriot president of the internationally recognized government of Cyprus, and Rauf R. Denktas, his younger Turkish Cypriot counterpart, has become a legendary counterpoint to their chronic failure to negotiate an end to the 38-year-old conflict.
Clerides, who declined to be interviewed while the contacts are underway, told CNN's Turkish-language station in November: "We are happy that we are going to join the EU, but we would be much happier if we can find the solution and join without difficulties.
www.ataa.org /spotlight/s_jan16.html   (6753 words)

The UN is pressing the rival communities to endorse a draft peace plan by 28 February, a deadline it says should leave both sides enough time to prepare separate referenda on 30 March, two weeks before Cyprus signs the EU accession treaty.
Clerides will officially remain in charge of southern Cyprus until his successor is sworn in early next month.
Clerides has been accused of giving away too much, although we don't know quite what he is supposed to have given away.
www.rferl.org /features/2003/02/17022003174423.asp   (1661 words)

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NICOSIA - Former Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides broke a longstanding Greek Cypriot taboo Thursday by visiting Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat in the presidential palace of his northern state.
Clerides, who was a staunch supporter of a UN reunification plan rejected by his own community in a referendum just over two years ago, was making his first visit across the UN buffer zone that divides the island since December 2001.
He was his accompanied by his daughter Kate, who is herself a former MP of the ex-president's right-wing DISY, her husband Costas Shammas, and former agriculture minister Costas Themistocleous, of the left-wing United Democrats, another party that supported the UN reunification plan.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?ID=125364   (434 words)

President Clerides upon his return to Cyprus said that common ground on a number of issues was established during his four-day visit and noted that special emphasis was given on the need for peace and security in the region.
President Clerides who paid a two-day visit to France on 15-16 March, had a meeting with President Jacque Chirac during which the Cyprus question was reviewed as well as progress on Cyprus towards accession to the EU and the bilateral relations.
In his speech Pavlinov said that Russia intends to contribute actively in the future to the promotion of the inter-communal dialogue, resumed under the UN auspices, and that it considers direct negotiations between the leaders of the two Cypriot communities to be extremely important.
www.kypros.org /UN/bul-0300.htm   (1030 words)

 TURKISH MILITARY INTERVENTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After 1967 some hopes arose that a compromise on separate municipalities could be achieved in negotiations between Glafcos Clerides and Rauf Denktash and certainly agreement came close, but the Makarios government could not accept de jure separateness, which would have denied the principle of the unitary, if bi-communal, state.
Glafcos Clerides became the Acting President in absence still of Makarios.
Clerides wanted thirty-six to forty-eight hours to consider the plans, but Gunes demanded an immediate response.
bornova.ege.edu.tr /~ncyprus/cyp6.html   (1047 words)

 What's Wrong With This Picture?
Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides said he suspended the jail terms following a recommendation of clemency by his attorney-general and as a goodwill gesture to the new Israeli government.
Clerides told him that a new spirit is blowing in the new government and it is time to improve the relations between the two countries.
Earlier, a government statement issued in Nicosia said the men were released because "their continued detention no longer served national interests." Israel has quietly been working for their release ever since they were arrested with sophisticated listening equipment close to a military base.
www.jonathanpollard.org /1999/081399.htm   (875 words)

 "Last Tango in Nicosia" (December 2001)
But the years have rolled by and the talks have gone nowhere, despite the coaxing and cajoling of a host of states and international luminaries, including the UN Secretary General, an assortment of European foreign ministers and parliamentarians, more than one American Secretary of State, and even, on occasion, the Pope.
On December 4, 2001, Clerides and Denktas got together for a meeting in a house in the buffer zone that separates the Turkish north from the Greek south.
Clerides and Denktas are well aware of all this.
www.meib.org /articles/0112_me1.htm   (2263 words)

 Cyprus Presidential Elections '98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Archbishop Makarios was elected President of the Republic defeating his opponent Ioannis Clerides by a margin of two to one.
He was opposed by Glafkos Clerides, the leader of the right-wing Democratic Rally party and Vassos Lyssarides of the Socialist party, EDEK.
In 1993 Glafcos Clerides, the leader of the Democratic Rally Party, was elected to the post of President of the Republic defeating George Vassiliou, who again ran as an Independent candidate supported by AKEL and ADISOK.
kypros.org /Elections98/History   (195 words)

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Clerides dazzled distinguished guests with an impromptu speech, sharing his trademark humour and words of wisdom with those who gathered to pay tribute to the man who served two consecutive terms in office from 1993-2003 and is widely perceived as the man who got Cyprus into the EU.
Clerides had managed to disassociate the Cyprus problem from the country’s European accession course and then led Cyprus into the EU as a full member state, he said.
Another former Greek prime minister, Costas Simitis, said the battles fought with Clerides on Cyprus in the many EU summits proved to be a “crucial political experience”.
www.cyprus-mail.com /news/main.php?id=19948&cat_id=1   (988 words)

 Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-02-16
Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, one of ten candidates in today's presidential elections, expressed satisfaction that voting on the island is carried out in an orderly manner and everyone feels free to vote according to what their conscience tells them.
President Clerides, who voted in the presidential elections this morning in Nicosia and is seeking a third shorter term in office, told reporters that he was ready for his trip to Brussels tomorrow, to participate in an EU discussion on Iraq.
President Clerides said the EU member states would reach a decision on Monday and the acceding countries would be briefed on the decision on Tuesday and invited to make their comments.
www.hri.org /news/cyprus/cna/2003/03-02-16.cna.html   (5658 words)

 CNN.com - World News: Election Watch
In this election, CLERIDES won the presidency by securing 50.8% of the votes, while opponent George IACOVOU secured 49.2% of the votes cast.
CLERIDES announced his bid for re-election after the Election Commission announced the date of its presidential elections in January.
At the same time, CLERIDES is expected to leave his post as president.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/election.watch/europe/cyprus3.html   (387 words)

 The 1587 Missing Cypriots
The decision was passed on by President Clerides to the committees representing the relatives of the missing.
The meeting is the result of a humanitarian agreement reached in July 1997 between President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, stipulating that the sides will "provide each other immediately and simultaneously all information already at their disposal on the location of graves of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot missing persons".
On Thursday, 22.1.98, President Glafcos Clerides told the Committees of Relatives of the Missing that UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has decided on the appointment of a third member of the Tripartite Red Cross Committee for Missing persons.
www.missing-cy.org /news/23J98.html   (1175 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
NICOSIA - The Cyprus government criticised former president Glafcos Clerides Friday for breaking with Greek Cypriot policy by visiting Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat in the presidential palace of his breakaway state.
Clerides, who was a staunch supporter of a UN reunification plan rejected by his own community in a referendum just over two years ago, made his first visit across the UN buffer zone bisecting the island since December 2001.
Even when two-time president Clerides held talks with then Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash in 2001, he did so not in the presidential palace but in Denktash's nearby residence.
www.anatolia.com /h.asp?i=125475   (472 words)

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