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  Tassos Papadopoulos - Phantis
In the late fifties, Papadopoulos was active in PEKA, the political section of EOKA.
He took part in the London Conference in 1959 and was one of the two delegates (besides the AKEL delegates) who voted against the signing of the London and Zurich Agreements.
Papadopoulos assumed the Presidency on 28 February 2003.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Tassos_Papadopoulos   (557 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Profile: Tassos Papadopoulos
The new Greek Cypriot President, Tassos Papadopoulos, is a 69-year-old lawyer by training with more than four decades of experience in politics.
Mr Papadopoulos first made his mark in domestic politics when, still in his 20s, he became the youngest minister to serve in a government in Cyprus after independence from British colonial rule in 1959.
Observers say Diko has historically taken a hard line on the peace process, and that Mr Papadopoulos has tried to allay fears that he should not be trusted with it and to dispel perceptions about his policies.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/2769789.stm   (505 words)

  presidential election in cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Tassos Papadopoulos took the lead over the outgoing President Glafcos Cléridès (Democratic Assembly, Disy) who won 38.80% of the vote; this was a result that was slightly higher than the one forecast by the pre-election opinion polls.
Tassos Papadopoulos, a 69 year old lawyer was one of the four MP's (on the Greek Cypriot side) who wrote the draft Constitution for a future reunified Cyprus.
The election of Tassos Papadopoulos to the Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus was greeted with pessimism by the Turkish Cypriot authorities: "It is the intransigent position of the Greek Cypriot population that has won," declared Rauf Denktash.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/chypre/resultats.htm   (557 words)

 Tassos Papadopoulos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tassos Nikolaou Papadopoulos (Greek: Τάσσος Παπαδόπουλος) born January 7, 1934) has been the president of The Republic of Cyprus since 2003.
In the late 1950s, Papadopoulos was active in PEKA, the political section of EOKA.
He took part in the London Conference in 1959 and was one of the two delegates (besides the AKEL delegates) who voted against the signing of the London and Zurich Agreements.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tassos_Papadopoulos   (571 words)

 CNN.com - Papadopoulos in shock Cyprus win - Feb. 16, 2003
Greek Cypriot opposition leader Tassos Papadopoulos swept to a shock first round presidential election win that threw a new shadow over hopes of a February 28 peace deal that could reunify the island.
Papadopoulos, 69, takes over negotiations on behalf of Greek Cypriots for a peace plan by February 28 with Turkish Cypriots that could lead to reunification of the island.
Papadopoulos had support of the Communist AKEL, one of the largest parties in Cyprus, along with his own centrist Democratic Party.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/02/16/cyprus.election/index.html   (561 words)

 Stravara Mas: Panicos Papadopoulos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The article in question claims that Tassos Papadopoulos is in a panic because of the massive 76% NO vote in the Annan referendum of 2004 and is now becoming the most fervent and committed supporter of YES to secure AKEL's support for the 2008 presidential elections.
Clever Giorgos and his boss Tassos were, of course, killing two birds with one stone: distancing themselves from the NO-voting public's perception of the Government's obligations, and defaming a confirmed YESsie at the same time.
Simply, Tassos Papadopoulos is applying the Byzantine-style politics he learned at the knee of his political daddy, the late Archbishop Makarios III.
stravara.blogspot.com /2006/09/panicos-papadopoulos.html   (734 words)

 Tassos Papadopoulos: ZoomInfo Business People Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Papadopoulos rejected the charge, and came to New York to argue his case in a face-to-face meeting with the secretary general.
President Papadopoulos and Talat agreed on July 8th 2006, during a meeting in the presence of Gambari, to begin a process of bicommunal discussions on issues that affect the day-to-day life of the people and concurrently those that concern substantive issues, both contributing to a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem.
Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has said that the friendly relations between the United States and Turkey and their strategic interests in that country are not incompatible with simultaneous US support of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Greek Cypriots.
www.zoominfo.com /directory/Papadoupolos_Tassos_502818366.htm   (838 words)

 Eyes on Greek Cypriot election - Turkish Daily News May 21, 2006
Papadopoulos has shrugged off international complaints and sought to capitalize on the result of the 2004 referendum throughout the parliamentary campaign, and pundits say he'd have been foolish not to.
As a young man Papadopoulos was a key member of the political wing of the EOKA guerrilla group, which fought to end British rule and carried out armed attacks against Turkish Cypriots, aiming at annexing Cyprus to Greece.
Papadopoulos, under the wing of his mentor, Archbishop Makarios, who was president from independence in 1960 until his death in 1977 and who pushed for unity with Greece, joined its first government at the age of 24, becoming the island's youngest ever minister.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /article.php?enewsid=43930   (1066 words)

 CNN.com - Papadopoulos in shock Cyprus win - Feb. 16, 2003
Greek Cypriot opposition leader Tassos Papadopoulos swept to a shock first round presidential election win that threw a new shadow over hopes of a February 28 peace deal that could reunify the island.
Papadopoulos, 69, takes over negotiations on behalf of Greek Cypriots for a peace plan by February 28 with Turkish Cypriots that could lead to reunification of the island.
Papadopoulos had support of the Communist AKEL, one of the largest parties in Cyprus, along with his own centrist Democratic Party.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/02/16/cyprus.election/index.html   (561 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | International | Cypriot change of guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This being the case, Papadopoulo's victory is unlikely to make a difference in settlement negotiations unless there is a major change of policy on the Turkish side.
Papadopoulos, who heads the centre-right Democratic Party, won with the backing of the powerful Communist Akel Party -- which enjoys the support of 33 per cent of Greek Cypriots -- the small Socialist Party and the Greens.
Papadopoulo's victory means Clerides will not be able to sign a reunification deal before the 28 February UN deadline when he leaves office.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/626/in3.htm   (988 words)

 Xak.com: Tassos Papadopoulos with Silvio Berlusconi in Rome yesterday
Papadopoulos described his meeting as very interesting and useful but refused to state what Berlusconi's response was.
President Papadopoulos refused to state yesterday whether Cyprus would exercise its veto right, when the EU leaders vote next month to set a date for the opening of accession talks with Turkey.
Papadopoulos said yesterday "My job and my duty is to try to explain as convincingly and completely as I can, our positions to as many governments as possible, whether they are considered friendly or hostile.
www.xak.com /main/newsshow.asp?id=38896   (744 words)

 Papadopoulos Reaffirms Commitment to UN-Brokered Cyprus Reunification Talks (SETimes.com)
Greek Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos addresses the 60th session of the General Assembly on Sunday (18 September).
Greek Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos said Sunday (18 September) that any new talks to reunify Cyprus should be held under the aegis of the UN.
A renewal of the negotiations, Papadopoulos said, requires both "thorough preparation and an honest assessment that the prospect of success is at least credible", as well as confirmation that "Turkey has reconciled itself with the fact that achieving a settlement is synonymous with the concept of a single, reunified state."
www.setimes.com /cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2005/09/19/feature-01   (444 words)

 Mr. No, No! - Turkish Daily News May 16, 2005
Living up to his reputation a for lack of communication skills, Papadopoulos, when asked whether it were true that he is sending an envoy to New York, replied in his characteristic manner: “We have agreed with the secretary-general that all actions relating to the preparation of the talks will not become public.
Since the rejection of the Annan plan by the Greek Cypriots, Papadopoulos, labeled the “unwilling” partner, has been refusing to give in on anything, whether it be approving the release of funds for the Turkish Cypriots or approving direct trade between the Turkish Cypriots with the EU.
According to information, Papadopoulos and his rejectionist friends will pursue a policy of procrastination in order to make Turkey sign the Ankara Agreement by Oct. 3 and then will try for the new negotiating framework of a central strong authority in which, of course, the Greek Cypriot side would have the upper hand.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /article.php?enewsid=13349   (660 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Tassos Papadopoulos
Papadopoulos hopes for active EU involvement in Cyprus settlement.
President Papadopoulos briefs representatives of five UNSC permanent member states on Cyprus problem.
President Papadopoulos holds series of meetings on sidelines of UN General Assembly.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Tassos+Papadopoulos   (189 words)

 Tassos Papadopoulos Terpilih sebagai Presiden Siprus - Selasa, 18 Februari 2003
Papadopoulos berjanji akan lebih tegas dalam berbicara dengan pemimpin sektor Turki untuk menyatukan kembali negara itu.
Dalam pidato kemenangannya, Papadopoulos, seorang pengacara yang berusia 69 tahun, mengatakan, "Saya terpilih karena rakyat menginginkan perubahan, karena itu berikanlah saya mandat".
Papadopoulos akan mengambil alih perundingan untuk menyatukan kembali Siprus, dengan waktu yang hanya kurang dari dua minggu untuk menghasilkan suatu penawaran sebelum batas waktu terakhir (deadline) untuk menerima atau menolak Rancangan Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa (PBB).
www.kompas.com /kompas-cetak/0302/18/ln/136370.htm   (281 words)

 Cyprus Media Net | Tassos Sermonizes Against Locals and Foreigners | News in Greek, Turkish and English
Papadopoulos expressed the hope that coalition and opposition parties would not accept facilitating Turkey to escape the deadlock it was in.
Referring to speculation on new initiative on the Cyprus issue, Papadopoulos said he did not know whether an initiative would come through the UN, or what the framework of any new negotiations would be, while he added that he did not know what kind of initiatives the Greek Cypriot supporters of resuming initiatives referred to.
As for internal governing, President Papadopoulos announced that 2005 would be the year that the everyday problems of the citizen would be faced, while he denied information on governmental reshuffling as groundless.
www.cyprusmedianet.com /EN/article/31186   (572 words)

 United Nations, June 8 (CNA) -- Following is the letter by Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos to UN Secretary-General ...
PRESIDENT Tassos Papadopoulos has accused UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan of exceeding his good offices mission and contravening international law by calling on the Security Council to open bilateral relations with the Turkish Cypriots in his report on Cyprus last week.
Commenting on the report in general, Papadopoulos said that throughout the negotiations process Greek Cypriot concerns had been ignored to a great extent while Turkey, but not the Turkish Cypriots had achieved their goal, which he listed in detail focusing on the Treaty of Guarantee as a priority.
Papadopoulos said the report was also full of “serious inaccuracies” and “wrong assumptions”.
www.lobbyforcyprus.org /press/press2004/cyma_090604_tassoslashes.htm   (868 words)

 Cyprus :: Cyprus: the way forward - by Tassos Papadopoulos
Of course Papadopoulos is willing to do some compromises on these.
From then on Papadopoulos knows that Cyprus is not a superpower and that we will have to compromise even more.
What the others should know is that Papadopoulos will not compromise beyond what the majority of Greek Cypriots consider as acceptable.
www.cyprus-forum.com /cyprus544.html   (1903 words)

 ekathimerini.com | Papadopoulos racing to get Cyprus into EU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
NICOSIA - New Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos, who wants changes to a UN peace plan for Cyprus, is working against the clock in efforts to reunify the island in time to join the EU in 2004, analysts said yesterday.
Although Papadopoulos, 69, was painted as a hardliner on the Cyprus problem, he insisted he would deliver a better settlement based on the UN reunification plan than the veteran Clerides.
Papadopoulos denies he is a “rejectionist” but has little affection for Denktash, who sees the new president as someone who wants to take everything away from the Turkish Cypriots.
www.ekathimerini.com /4dcgi/_w_articles_ell_195639_18/02/2003_26584   (717 words)

 CNN.com - Cyprus opposition candidate wins election - Feb. 16, 2003
Opposition candidate Tassos Papadopoulos, with strong backing from communists and other leftists, won Sunday's presidential election after a campaign in which he criticized the incumbent for giving too much away in efforts to reunify the divided island.
With 90 percent of the ballots counted, Papadopoulos secured 51.3 percent of the vote, ensuring him victory, according to official results.
Papadopoulos, 69, the leader of the centrist Democratic Party was backed by the powerful communist party and other leftist opposition parties.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/02/16/cyprus.election.ap/index.html   (534 words)

 Diehard nationalist may be able to change his spots - theage.com.au
Tassos Papadopoulos celebrates his election as Greek Cyprus's President at a victory rally in Nicosia.
Tassos Papadopoulos, elected as Cyprus's fifth President, is a clever lawyer but a controversial figure who inherits the unenviable task of negotiating United Nations plans to unite the divided island before it enters the European Union.
Some Western diplomats point out that with age Mr Papadopoulos has not only mellowed but may also be the man to make the sort of compromises Greek Cypriots will accept in a referendum needed to clinch any solution.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/02/17/1045330535353.html   (494 words)

 Cyprus voters back hardline Papadopoulos
Sunday, May 21, 2006; 2:22 PM NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus voters bolstered President Tassos Papadopoulos in a parliamentary election on Sunday, applauding a government that has threatened to veto Turkey's EU entry talks.
And his policy is to overcome the U.N. plan and to squeeze concessions out of Turkey on its path to EU accession," said analyst Hubert Faustmann at Intercollege.
Papadopoulos and AKEL are partners in a governing coalition which has warned it could veto Turkey's bid to join the European Union if Ankara does not comply with EU commitments to open its ports and airports to Cypriot traffic by the end of this year.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/21/AR2006052100493_pf.html   (475 words)

 Catholic World News : Cypriot leader, Pope discuss religious freedom, Turkish influence
Nov. 10, 2006 (CWNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) met on November 10 with President Tassos Papadopoulos of Cyprus, for a conversation that included discussions of the current situation in Cyprus, the relations between different religious communities there, and the future of Europe.
He told reporters that the Pope had not responded directly to the invitation, although he "seemed pleased." Papadopoulos suggested that a papal visit to Cyprus could be planned as a stop during an eventual pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
President Papadopoulos heads the Greek government that controls most of Cyprus, while the northern portion of the island nation is controlled by a Turkish regime which is not recognized by any other country.
cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=47585   (466 words)

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PRESIDENT Tassos Papadopoulos said yesterday he would not insult Greek Cypriots by putting the Annan plan as it stood to a second referendum, and spoke of the loneliness of having the fate of the country in his hands.
Papadopoulos insisted the Greek Cypriot side wanted a solution within the framework of a new initiative based on European law and human rights, and should not be punished because they had expressed their free will in April’s referendum on the UN plan.
Papadopoulos said he disagreed with much of the report, which also criticised him personally for urging Greek Cypriots to vote ‘no’, and called the Greek Cypriot side to task for not having made full use of the negotiating process.
www.cyprus-mail.com /news/main.php?id=14653&cat_id=1   (804 words)

 Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 03-02-18   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Papadopoulos said that he had asked Mr Clerides to remain a member of the National Council - the President's top advisory body on the Cyprus issue - so as to make better use of his knowledge, experience and handlings at the negotiating table.
Asked if he had discussed with Mr Papadopoulos the issue of accompanying him to the meeting with the UN Secretary-General Mr Kofi Annan, President Clerides said the issue was not discussed in detail and that he would meet Mr Papadopoulos again on Wednesday morning.
Mr Papadopoulos was elected president from the first round of the presidential elections of last Sunday, after having secured 51.51% of the vote, ousting incumbent President Mr Glafcos Clerides who received 38.8%.
www.hri.org /cgi-bin/brief?/news/cyprus/cypio/2003/03-02-18.cypio.html   (1582 words)

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