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Grigoris Afxentiou: A True Greek-Cypriot Hero

Grigoris Afxentiou is a national hero for Cyprus as he was one of the prominent fighters in the 1955-1959 EOKA struggle to liberate the island from British colonial rule.

Cyprus, Israel Reach Agreement on Vaccine Certificate System

The Mediterranean nations of Cyprus and Israel announced they reached an agreement on Sunday which calls for citizens who can show that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries -- without any...

Greek PM Says Greece “Sincere” in Seeking Political Solution for Cyprus

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in statements after a meeting the Cypriot President that "The end of the Turkish occupation and the finding of a viable solution are a top priority of Greek foreign policy and a national issue." The...

Turkish FM Says Cyprus Reunification Off the Table

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Tuesday that any reunification of Cyprus is off the table of any peace talks that may occur in the future. He added that any deal brokered in the future regarding the island, which...

Cyprus Church Bulldozes Listed Buildings, Causing Uproar

The Cyprus Church demolished several listed buildings in old Nicosia on Monday, causing a great uproar on the island. The buildings on Isokratous Street were located on land owned by the archbishopric, near where the construction of a cathedral is...

Prospective Greece-Cyprus Ferry Service Receives No Bidders

There is no interest in reviving a Greece-Cyprus ferry service at the present time, despite some initial statements on behalf of several companies when the idea was floated in February of 2020, according to a statement issued on Friday...

Only Civilian Living in Cyprus’ Buffer Zone Dies at 104

Elsie Slonim, the only civilian living in a buffer zone in Nicosia, the largest city on Cyprus which was divided after the Turkish invasion of 1974, has died at the age of 104. Born to a family of Jews in...

New UN Talks on Cyprus Will be Held in New York

New talks regarding the divided island of Cyprus will be held in New York according to reports on Friday, which said that the United Nations will once again take part in the discussions. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on...

Moderate Earthquake Rocks Cyprus

A moderate earthquake rocked the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus on Thursday afternoon. According to the Cypriot Department of Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 5.4 on the Richter scale. The quake, felt across the entire island, delayed the Cypriot Parliament's vote...