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1974 Turkish Occupation of Cyprus

Unending Tragedy: Missing Person from Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Identified

Fourty-four years after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the human toll of this tragedy continues to mount. The remains of one person missing since the invasion were located on Thursday during excavations in the occupied village of Agios Ermolaos. A...

Cyprus President and Government Call on Ankara to End the Occupation of the North

The President and the government of Cyprus call on Turkey to put an end to the occupation of the island’s northern third and abandon its intransigent positions, that are not conducive to a settlement. “This day evokes dark memories” says...

President Anastasiades Reiterates the Goal Is 'Liberation and Reunification' of Cyprus

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has assured that “efforts these days are intensive and laborious, and have a steady direction and aim," which is “the liberation and reunification” of Cyprus. Addressing the unveiling ceremony of a memorial...

U.S. Secretary Kerry Says Reunification Is in Sight on Cyprus' Independence Day

A reunified Cyprus is finally within reach, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry noted in a statement on the occasion of Independence Day in Cyprus. “On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Cyprus...

U.S. VP Biden Pledges Support to Cyprus Issue During Meetings With President Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci

On Thursday U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden, met with President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades and also had a meeting with ‎Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. While meeting with President Anastasiades today, the Vice President commended President Anastasiades on...

UN Envoy Says Cyprus Issue Could be Settled by Year-end

Progress has been made in Cyprus talks and a solution by the end of the year is possible, albeit ambitious, the Norwegian U.N. special envoy for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, said in an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency on...

Duncan Reiterates to President Anastasiades UK's 2004 'Generous Offer' on Cyprus Sovereign Bases

Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alan Duncan reiterated on Wednesday in a meeting with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades the UK's "generous offer” on the sovereign bases made in...

U.S. Elections 2016: Democrats and Republicans Mention Cyprus Issue in Political Platforms

Following interventions by Greek-American leaders, the political platforms approved at both the Republican and the Democratic Conventions had references to the Cyprus issue, although the drafts sent to the Conventions did not include the references. Congressman Gus Bilirakis from Florida played a crucial role...

Cyprus Denounces Turkish Occupation at UN Security Council Open Debate

The violations of human rights and the principles of the United Nations (UN) Charter by the continuing Turkish occupation of 37% of Cyprus' territory denounced the Republic of Cyprus Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nicholas Emiliou during an...