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Pope Francis Says Migrants “Have Ended Up in Concentration Camps”

Pope Francis said that migrants around the world live in conditions equivalent to concentration camps on Friday. The pope was at a meeting with a group of migrants in Cyprus when he made his remarks, where he departed from a...

Pope Calls for Conciliation Between Catholic, Orthodox Churches

Pope Francis, who is visiting Cyprus on Friday spoke of reconciliation between the Catholic and the Orthodox Church during his visit with Archbishop Chrysostomos and the Holy Synod in Nicosia. “It is my heartfelt hope that there will be increased opportunities...

Cyprus Rolls Out Red Carpet for Pope Francis

Cyprus welcomed Pope Francis on Thursday, on his second visit to the Mediterranean island, in what is dubbed by the Vatican as an “Apostolic journey.” President Nicos Anastasiades stated that the Pope's decision to visit a small island like Cyprus...

Cyprus, Greece Prepare to Welcome Pope Francis on his “Apostolic Journey”

Pope Francis begins a five-day journey to the predominantly Orthodox nations of Cyprus and Greece on Thursday in what is described by the Vatican as an "Apostolic visit." The Vatican says that Francis will visit "as a pilgrim" and that...

Cyprus Seeks Bidders in Hopes of Reviving Ferry Line to Greece

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry announced on Wednesday that Cyprus is seeking bidders to revive its ferry line to Greece.  The ferry service was discontinued over two decades ago, and multiple campaigns to relaunch the ferry have come and gone...

New York Mayor Elect: Turkey “Played a Major Role in Shaping Mankind”

Newly-elected New York City mayor Eric Adams declared himself as a "Friend of the Turkish people" in his first international interview after his elevation to the city's highest office on November 19. In his talk with interviewers from the national...

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Ancient Heritage of Cyprus

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the Turkish forces committed on the beautiful Mediterranean island. But less known is the continuous effort by...

Turkish Cypriot Singer Causes Stir with Video Shot in Occupied Varosha

A Turkish Cypriot pop star angered Cypriots with a video filmed in the occupied town of Varosha, which has become emblematic of the island’s division. The singer, Nihayet (also known as Nini) released "Bulaman" to her YouTube channel on Tuesday...

Israel to Build a New Surveillance System on Cyprus’s Green Line

Cyprus announced on Friday that it has made a deal with Israel for a new electronic surveillance system on the country's border, the Green Line. The border divides the Republic of Cyprus from the occupied side of the island,...

Cyprus Defies Turkey’s Threats; Continues Research into Island’s EEZ

Cyprus defied threats from Turkey and sent the Greek-Cypriot research vessel Nautical Geo to conduct seismic surveys in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Friday. The vessel, under Maltese flag, has entered block 1 of the EEZ, south of Limassol....

Turkish Cypriot Leader Resigns After Compromising Sex Video Surfaces

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersan Saner resigned on Wednesday after a compromising video appeared on social media on Tuesday evening. Saner's National Unity Party (UBP) had withdrawn from the Turkish-occupied Cyprus "government" last week. The government of the breakaway part of...

Journalist Reveals Legacy of British Rule, Turkish Invasion on Cyprus

Johnny Harris, an independent American journalist and filmmaker, recently released his first video in a four-part series about the history of Cyprus, including the enduring legacy of British colonialism and the tragic impact of the Turkish invasion of the...

Cyprus Revokes 45 Golden Visas in the Wake of Last Year’s Scandal

The Cypriot government announced on Friday that it would rescind the citizenship of 45 foreign investors and their relatives who acquired Cypriot passports through the country's corrupt 'golden visas' scheme. The decision was reached after an independent inquiry into the...

Turkey Accuses Greece, Cyprus of “Provocative Activities”

As Greece and Turkey are scheduled to hold a new round of consultative talks in Ankara on October 6, Turkey accused Greece and Cyprus on Saturday of “unilateral and provocative activities.” Diplomats from the two nations will hold the 63rd...

Senator Menendez Slams Turkish Occupation on Cyprus Independence Day

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has made a statement on Friday in support of Cyprus on the 61st anniversary of its independence. Senator Menendez is a noted ally to Cyprus when it comes...