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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...

The Uncanny Parallels Between the Cyprus and Ukraine Invasions

As Cyprus marks the anniversary of the Turkish invasion of July 20, 1974, many are highlighting the uncanny parallels with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Greek and Cypriot communities question why Turkey got off nearly scot-free after its invasion...

Identifying the Remains of the Missing After the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Over 2,000 people in Cyprus were reported missing after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, when troops illegally invaded the island.

The Haunting Tragedy of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

The day of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, July 20, 1974, was the day time stopped for Cyprus.

The Cyprus Coup that Provided Pretext for Turkey to Invade

On July 15, 1974, a military coup took place in Cyprus instigated by the junta in Athens, giving Turkey pretext to invade five days later. The plotters overthrew the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, and installed a...

Cyprus Suspends Real Estate Foreclosures

The Cyprus House of Representatives approved a controversial measure that prevents property foreclosures through October. The bill was passed over the objections of the finance minister, who argued it would punish homeowners and small businesses that pay their mortgages on...

173 Passengers on the Maiden Voyage of the Cyprus to Greece Ferry

The first ferry trip between Cyprus and Greece in 21 years was hailed as “very positive” by the Cypriot deputy shipping minister Vassilis Demetriades on Monday. Motorcyclists, pensioners, nervous flyers, and students are just some of the 173 people who...

Greece, Cyprus Say They Won’t Follow Turkey in Escalating Tension

On Friday, the leaders of Greece and Cyprus sought to reduce tensions with Turkey amid increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the Turkish President, insisting that the best way to counter such talk is through "calm and composed determination." Greek Prime Minister...

Kissinger Should Apologize to Greece and Cyprus “for Serving Turkish Imperialism”

Henry Kissinger should apologize to Greece and Cyprus for serving Turkish imperialism says Michael Rubin, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) writing in the Washington Examiner. Rubin, who has previously worked at the Pentagon, says that Turkey...

Cyprus Accuses Turkey of Attempting to Take Power in Occupied North

In an address to the United Nations, Cyprus has formally accused Turkey of attempting to take power in the occupied northern part of the island, according to an announcement made by Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. In the summer of 1974,...

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Cyprus

The island of Cyprus has long been known for the exquisite beaches which line the country's shores.

Greece, Cyprus “Concerned” Over EU’s Russia Oil Ban

Greece and Cyprus have expressed concerns over the proposal by the EU Commission to ban imports of oil from Russia, Cypriot President Anastasiades said on Friday. The two countries are concerned over a planned EU ban on transporting Russian oil....

Greeks and Cypriots Least Likely to Blame Russia for War: EU Survey

Greeks and Cypriots are the least likely among Europeans to put the blame solely on Russia for the war in Ukraine, according to a Europe-wide survey conducted by Eurostat, the statistical body of the EU. The survey was conducted in...

Bipartisan Call in the US Congress to Increase IMET Assistance for Greece

A bipartisan call to increase the International Military Education and Training (IMET) assistance to Greece and Cyprus was launched at the US Congress on Wednesday. Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), alongside Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Hellenic...