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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-12-16

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] CHRISTOFIAS - TALAT - TALKS
  • [02] CYPRUS - CHANUKAH CELEBRATIONS

  • [01] CHRISTOFIAS - TALAT - TALKS

    President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat are meeting on Tuesday in the context of the UN-led talks, and are expected to discuss external relations.

    Present at the meeting will be UN Secretary Generals Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer and Secretary Generals Special Representative in Cyprus Taye Brook Zerihoun.

    At their last meeting on December 2, the two leaders discussed matters relating to the civil service and the civil service commission, on which they shared some views and disagreed on others.

    President Christofias and Talat have been engaged in direct negotiations since early September this year, aiming at reuniting the island, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

    [02] CYPRUS - CHANUKAH CELEBRATIONS

    The Jewish holiday of Chanukah will be celebrated this year in Cyprus with grandeur, according to the Cyprus Jewish Community Centre, which said that 4,5 meter tall Menorahs will be erected and a special celebration will be held in the coastal town of Larnaca.

    A press release issued by the Cyprus Jewish Community Centre said that the Cyprus Chanukah celebrations will receive a significant boost this year as a special celebration with local dignitaries participating, will beheld on Sunday, 21 December.

    Cypriot municipalities have approved the request, put forth by longtime local resident and Rabbi of Cyprus, Rabbi Arie Zeev Raskin of the Cyprus Jewish Community Centre. He said Chanukahs a time for celebrating the freedom to openly celebrate our shared values; this Memorah proclaims that message to the world, adding we appreciate the towns eagerness to bring the universal message of Chanukah to the citizens.


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