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UN Spokesperson: "Significant Progress Has Been Achieved" Towards Cyprus Solution

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have decided to continue their negotiations on the territory issue on November 20, in Geneva. According to CNA sources, the two leaders, who held talks on November 7-11 in Mont Pelerin on...

No Foreign Troops Could Remain in Cyprus for Successful Solution of Cyprus Problem, Gov't Official Says

Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides has reiterated that no solution of the Cyprus problem could include the presence of foreign troops. He made the statement to CNA in response to a report by Turkish Millet daily paper on a proposal by US official Victoria Nuland. The proposal by...

VP Biden Encourages Cypriot Leaders to Continue Working Towards Reunification

Over the weekend, the United States Vice President, Joe Biden spoke to both Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci via a phone call ahead of a planned visit to Turkey for later this week. During the phone...

PresComm. for Humanitarian Affairs Fotiou: Turkey’s Stance on Missing Persons ‘A Challenge to all Civilized Humanity’

Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs Fotis Fotiou said on Saturday that the continuous refusal of Turkey to cooperate in efforts to determine the fate of missing persons is “a challenge to all civilized humanity.” He was speaking in Limassol during...

President Anastasiades: Greek and Turkish Cypriots will Overcome Differences

On Friday Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades met with Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in efforts to continue talks to resolve the Cyprus Issue, and reunify the island that has been divided since 1974 when the Turkish military illegally occupied the...

Cyprus Cabinet Approves 200,000 Euros for Archive Research into Missing Persons

President Nicos Anastasiades has announced that the Cabinet decided to approve the funding of 200,000 euros to be used for the recruitment of researchers who will work intensively to search the archives of UN and other countries and collect...

New War Sirens Remind of 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

I woke up this morning hearing that dreaded sound of sirens. It was the sound of death all Cypriots will never easily forget, which signified the 1974 Turkish military invasion and occupation of the northern part of the island...

Cyprus to Return Remains of 6 Greek Soldiers from 1974

The remains of six Greek soldiers who fell during the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus and were until recently considered to be missing, will be handed over to Greece's Alternate Minister of National Defense, Dimitris Vitsas, during a special...

Cypriot Presidential Commissioner Optimistic about Locating Shot Down Greek Military Plane

Cypriot Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues Photis Photiou has expressed his optimism on Friday that ongoing work will soon unveil a Greek military plane that was shot down by friendly fire during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Speaking to the Cyprus...

High Commissioner Todd: Britain Supports Efforts to End Tragedy of Missing Cypriots

The British High Commissioner to Cyprus, Ric Todd, highlighted that the British government supports efforts aiming to bring the tragedy of missing persons from the 1974 Turkish Invasion to an end. Furthermore, the British official said his country's government is...