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President Anastasiades Welcomes New Cyprus Peace Talks

Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades on Thursday hailed the United Nations bid to resume peace talks over his divided island.

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...

US Secretary of State Nominee Blinken says Turkey “Not Acting Like an Ally”

U.S. Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken said in his confirmation hearing this week that Turkey is "not acting like an ally" in what were some of the most pointed words coming out of Washington in the recent past. At...

What Can Greece Expect from Joe Biden?

Greece expects a lot from Joe Biden, President elect of the United States, based on the man's previous stance on Greece and his once humorous comment that he is "Joe Bidenopoulos". There have been other occasions, too, when the 46th...

US-Cyprus Relations at an All-Time High, Pompeo Says

US-Cyprus relations are at an all-time high, according to a conversation held Friday between outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Cyprus Foreign Secretary Niko Christodoulides. In a statement released by the US State Department late on Friday, Pompeo...

Turkish President Erdogan Doesn’t Rule Out Talks With PM Mitsotakis

Turkish President Erdogan refused to rule out a personal meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis when speaking with reporters on Friday after he attended prayers. “In all our talks (with European leaders), we have always had a positive approach...

Turkish PM Erdogan Doesn’t Rule Out Talks With PM Mitsotakis

Turkish PM Erdogan refused to rule out a personal meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis when speaking with reporters on Friday after he attended prayers. “In all our talks (with European leaders), we have always had a positive approach...

Joint Military Exercises Underway Between Greece, US and Cyprus

Joint military exercises are now underway between the Special Forces from Greece, Cyprus and the United States. The exercises are ongoing in the Mediterranean off the coast of the Souda Bay base on Crete, according to reports from state-run...