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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...

First Cyprus-Greece Ferry in 22 Years Could Start Service in June

The first Cyprus-Greece passenger ferry line will kick off as early as June from Limassol port 22 years after it was abandoned, Cyprus daily Phileleftheros reported on Tuesday. The preferred bidder to operate the once very popular ferry line will...

Pro-Russia Rally in Cyprus Draws Support, Counter Protestors

A pro-Russia rally in Limassol, Cyprus garnered both support and counter protesters on Saturday. Members of the city's Russian community demonstrated their support for their home country. While much of the world has rallied around Ukraine, which was brutally invaded...

Zelensky Calls on Cyprus to Tighten Russia Sanctions, Omits Reference to Turkish Invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday called on Cyprus to close its ports to all Russian ships and to deny “privileges” to Russian nationals but omitted any reference to the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974. He was speaking...

Cyprus Mulls Transfer of Russian Weapons to Ukraine After US Request

It emerged on Sunday that Cyprus is considering the transfer of its Russian-made weapons to Ukraine after a US request. US representatives in Cyprus have asked the government whether they would be willing to transfer the country’s Russian-made weapons to...

Turkey Urged to Pay Compensation Over Missing Greek Cypriots

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted an Interim Resolution this week regarding Greek Cypriots, saying that it had profound concerns over Turkey's delay in paying damages related to its 1974 invasion of Cyprus. It urged Turkish authorities to...

Cyprus Vacillating on Russia Flight Ban

The many financial ties Cyprus has with Russia appear to be causing Nicosia to vacillate on the terms for its own airspace ban on Russian flights that was called for in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Just the...

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.