Cyprus

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 Saner's National Unity Party (UBP) had withdrawn from the Turkish-occupied Cyprus "government" last week.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...

Republic of Cyprus Celebrates Independence Day with Military Parade

October 1st, Independence Day for the Republic of Cyprus, was celebrated with a traditional military parade today. It has been 61 years since the republic was established, after Cyprus finally won full sovereignty from Britain. The day was celebrated with...

After 26 Years, Sir Stelios Loses Control of EasyJet

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has lost his control over his budget airline, after the company raised £1.2 billion in extra cash. Sir Stelios' blocking stake is now diluted after he chose not to purchase new shares in a...

Cyprus President Has “Creative Meeting” with UN Chief, Turkish Leader

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that “differences were recorded” after his “creative meeting” on Monday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar in New York. Anastasiades refrained from giving a detailed account of what was...

Cyprus ‘Needs Two-State Solution’ Turkish Cypriot Leader Tells UN Chief

The only realistic option for Cyprus is the acceptance of a two-state solution, the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said he told the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday. Tatar, who heads a government recognized only by Turkey and a...

Mitsotakis Says Turkey is Ignoring UN Resolutions on Cyprus in Speech

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the UN General Assembly in New York City today. Mitsotakis opened his address by speaking about the COIVD-19 pandemic. The PM particularly praised Europe, saying that European countries lead the way with vaccination efforts,...

Cyprus President Accuses Turkey of Playing Victim in UN Address

In a hard-hitting speech before the UN on Friday, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades accused Turkey of audaciously passing itself off as the victim regarding its history with Cyprus. The failure to implement UN resolutions are responsible for allowing Turkey the...

Erdogan Calls on UN to Recognize Turkish-Occupied Cyprus

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to recognize the international status of Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus during a speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. He said that "a fair, lasting and sustainable solution to the...

President Anastasiades “Not Optimistic” on Cyprus UN Talks

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday that he is not as optimistic as he would like to be about the informal tripartite meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, set to take...

Cyprus President Anastasiades to Meet UN Chief as General Assembly Kicks Off

The President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, currently in New York for the UN General Assembly (UNGA), is set to meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday. Guterres will also hold an informal meeting with Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin...

Palindrome Inscription Found on Ancient Amulet in Cyprus

A team of Polish archaeologists in Nea Paphos, Cyprus have 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 ΒΑΦΡΕΝΕΜ...