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Nikos Christodoulides is the New President of Cyprus

Nikos Christodoulides was elected the new president of Cyprus following the runoff elections on the island on Sunday. Christodoulides secured 51.91 percent of the vote while his opponent Andreas Mavroyiannis got 48.09 percent. Amid booming chants calling Nikos Christodoulides “the great”,...

Erdogan Threatens Mitsotakis: “Behave smartly or you will see the march of crazy Turks”

Just a day after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made assurances that Greece "will not go to war with Turkey,” his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his bellicose rhetoric during a political rally in Istanbul. Erdogan warned Mitsotakis to...

Ancient Phoenician Plaque Unearthed in Cyprus

An ancient Phoenician plaque, a stone pillar and the remains of boatsheds were unearthed as a result of recent archaeological excavations in Kition-Pampoula, Cyprus. The archaeologists working under the auspices of the Department of Antiquities released their year-end report of...

Turkish Cypriots to Illegally Open Entire City of Varosha in Cyprus

The Turkish Cypriot leader announced on Thursday that the occupied city of Varosha which has remained a ghost town since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 will reopen after local "elections" in December. The move by the Turkish Cypriots...

10 Must Visit Archaeological Sites in Cyprus

The island of Cyprus carries a long history which is mirrored in  enduring monuments scattered in between its cities and the countryside. From expansive ancient cities and the mysterious Neolithic settlements, to the many Roman ruins and unyielding medieval castles,...

The Winter Magic of Troodos Mountains in Cyprus

There's nothing like experiencing winter in the Troodos mountains, especially when it is covered in a shimmering blanket of snow. A trip to the mountains allows one to discover the island in a different way, introducing both tourists and...

EU Rejects Observer State Status for Turkish-Cypriots

In a head-spinning turn of events, the EU has just rejected an Observer State Status of Turkish Cypriots in Turkic States Body. The breaking news came just one day after Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced  that occupied Northern Cyprus...

Occupied Cyprus Gains Organization of Turkic States Observer Status

Occupied northern Cyprus has become a non-member observer state to the Organization of Turkic States, announced Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on the 11th of November. "The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has been accepted as an observer member to the...

Overtourism and the Sustainable Future of Hospitality in Greece

By Phil Butler So-called “overtourism” in Greece and Cyprus has less to do with the destination's desirability than with infrastructure and accessibility. It is a symptom of a broader problem. While it’s easy and convenient to blame businesses or even the...

American Fighter Jets Fly Over Turkish Occupied Cyprus

American F-22 fighter jets tore across the skies of Cyprus, flying over Famagusta and Karpasia, causing frustration in Ankara. By bypassing the so-called Turkish control center for the occupied territories in Cyprus, the United States ignored submitting the relevant request...