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Cyprus Marks Independence Day with Military Parade

Cyprus marks October 1st, Independence Day with a traditional military parade in Nicosia. It has been 62 years since the republic was established after Cyprus finally won full sovereignty from Britain. “We remain focused on the liberation and reunification of...

Erdogan: Turkey to Beef Up Occupation Army in Cyprus

President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Wednesday to strengthen Turkey's military presence in occupied northern Cyprus after the US lifted the defense embargo on Cyprus. Speaking in a televised interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdogan said the lifting of the embargo...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to the UN: Cypriots Have Lived on a Divided Island for 50 years

  In his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday, Greek PM Mitsotakis highlighted the division of Cyprus and reminded the international community not to ignore the illegal Turkish attempts to impose a new fait accompli...

President Anastasiades Bemoans UN’s Inability to Solve Cyprus Issue

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades bemoaned the inability of the UN to solve the division of the island in his last speech as President at the General Assembly on Friday. “I might have not been able to see my homeland...

Single-use Plastics Banned in Cyprus

Cyprus is taking an important step towards sustainability by banning single-use plastics, according to a law that is set to come into effect on October 1st. As a result, products such as plastic cotton swabs, cutlery, and plates among other...

Revived Cyprus-Greece Ferry Sets Record Number of Passengers

The revived Cyprus-Greece ferry, which set sail in mid-June, saw its final return voyage for this season. The ferry left Piraeus on Friday and arrived in Limassol on Saturday. After conducting a total of 22 round trips, Cyprus' Deputy Minister...

US Lifts Arms Embargo on Cyprus, Turkey Left Fuming

The US lifted the arms embargo on Cyprus for the 2023 fiscal year, the State Department said Friday. “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken determined and certified to Congress that the Republic of Cyprus has met the necessary conditions under...

Greek Cypriot Woman First to Publicly Kiss King Charles III

A Cypriot woman who managed to kiss the newly-proclaimed King Charles III on the cheek as he greeted well-wishers outside Buckingham Palace has said she will “take that kiss with her forever.” Jennifer Assiminios was among the crowd of people...

Palindrome Inscription Found on Ancient Amulet in Cyprus

A team of Polish archeologists in Nea Paphos, Cyprus has recently unearthed a 1,500-year-old, two-sided amulet depicting a palindrome inscription written in ancient Greek. Palindromes are phrases that are read the same both forward and backwards. The amulet's 59-letter inscription reads: "ΙΑΕW...

Greece Donates Aircraft to Cyprus

On Friday, Greece donated an aircraft to Cyprus for use by the authorities of the Republic. The handover ceremony took place in Athens during the visit of President Nicos Anastasiades. President Anastasiades said "on behalf of the Cypriot people and...

Greek Cypriot Farmer Threatened by Turkish Soldiers in Buffer Zone

Armed Turkish soldiers caught on video harassing a Greek Cypriot farmer in the village of Denia in the buffer zone were reportedly under investigation on Monday by the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Christakis Panayiotou, a community leader,...

Huge Natural Gas Deposit Discovered by ENI-Total Off Cyprus

A huge natural gas deposit was discovered during drills in Block 6 about 160 km off the Cyprus coastline, the ENI-Total consortium announced on Monday. According to an official announcement by the Italian company, natural gas was detected in the...

Turkish Commander Orders Murder of Solomos Solomou in Cyprus

Hasan Kundakci admitted that he ordered the assassination of Greek-Cypriot hero Solomos Solomou.

Cyprus Remembers Brutal Murder of Tassos Isaac by Turkish Nationalists

August 11 marks 25 years since the brutal murder of the Greek Cypriot demonstrator Tassos Isaac inside the United Nations Buffer Zone in 1996.

Greece, Cyprus Say Turkey Stokes Tensions with Dispatch of Drill Ship

Greece and Cyprus accused Turkey on Thursday of stoking tensions as Ankara prepared to dispatch a drill ship to the Mediterranean next month in search for natural gas. Turkey is set to send a drillship, the Abdulhamit Khan, into the...