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Greek Cypriot Farmer Allegedly Shot by Turkish Soldiers

A Greek Cypriot farmer has alleged that he was shot by Turkish soldiers. According to Cypriot media sources, he was struck in the shoulder and is being treated in a hospital. Two other Greek Cypriot men were with the farmer...

Cyprus Election: Christodoulides and Mavroyiannis Head to a Runoff

Former foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides edged into the lead in Cyprus's presidential election on Sunday, according to the results on the 95 percent of the votes cast, but was unlikely to clinch an outright majority, leading to a runoff...

Cyprus Holds Presidential Election

Cyprus is holding a presidential election on Sunday where the successor to President Nicos Anastasiades will be elected. A record number of candidates will compete in the elections. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a runoff will...

President Anastasiades Bids Farewell to Greece as Leader of Cyprus

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades visited Greece for the last time as President and conveyed his gratitude for Athens’s constant support to his government. Elections for a new president of Cyprus are held this weekend. Anastasiades, of the Democratic Rally, who...

Turkey Slams Renewed Mandate of UN Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus

Turkey condemned the decision by the UN Security Council on Monday to renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus for another year. "In view of the prevailing conditions on the island, it is necessary to keep the...

First Greek Cypriot to Settle in the Occupied North Passes Away

Nicolas Skourides, the first Greek Cypriot to settle in the occupied north of Cyprus after the Turkish invasion of 1974, passed away according to an announcement on Tuesday in the Turkish-Cypriot daily, Yeni Duzen. The story of the brave Cypriot...

Most Common Names in Greece, Cyprus, and Around the World

In Greece and Cyprus, it is custom to follow a widely-used pattern of naming a child after their grandparents.

Cyprus Presidential Elections: Record Number of Candidates Vie for Top Spot

A record number of candidates will compete in the 2023 presidential elections in Cyprus to be held on February 5th. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a runoff will be held on February 12th. Incumbent President Nicos...

Bishop of Paphos Georgios Elected New Archbishop of Cyprus

Bishop of Paphos Georgios was elected the new Archbishop of the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus on Saturday.

Turkey Vows to Block Gas Exploration Off Coast of Cyprus

The Ankara-backed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has issued a statement saying that it will oppose gas exploration off the coast of the island by the Republic of Cyprus. According to the TRNC, which is recognized only by Turkey,...

New Deposits of Natural Gas Discovered Off Cyprus

Cyprus announced on Wednesday that between two and three trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas has been uncovered in exploratory drilling in block six of the nation’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The find by the consortium of Italy's Eni...

Turkish Cypriots to Illegally Open Entire City of Varosha in Cyprus

The Turkish Cypriot leader announced on Thursday that the occupied city of Varosha which has remained a ghost town since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 will reopen after local "elections" in December. The move by the Turkish Cypriots...

10 Must Visit Archaeological Sites in Cyprus

The island of Cyprus carries a long history which is mirrored in  enduring monuments scattered in between its cities and the countryside. From expansive ancient cities and the mysterious Neolithic settlements, to the many Roman ruins and unyielding medieval castles,...

The Winter Magic of Troodos Mountains in Cyprus

There's nothing like experiencing winter in the Troodos mountains, especially when it is covered in a shimmering blanket of snow. A trip to the mountains allows one to discover the island in a different way, introducing both tourists and...

EU Rejects Observer State Status for Turkish-Cypriots

In a head-spinning turn of events, the EU has just rejected an Observer State Status of Turkish Cypriots in Turkic States Body. The breaking news came just one day after Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced  that occupied Northern Cyprus...