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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...

Cyprus President Reportedly Snubs Archbishop Elpidophoros Over Turkey Event

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday cancelled a scheduled meeting with Archbishop Elpidophoros in New York because, according to reports, the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America attended a ceremony for the opening of 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...

Economic Freedom in Greece Improving, Albeit Slowly

Greece has made its way up four positions in the Global Economic Freedom Index since 2019, but this movement establishes the country in just the 78th place out of 165, according to the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the...

Greece Appoints Former Cyprus Commissioner Stylianides to Cabinet

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed Christos Stylianides, a former European Commissioner of Cyprus, to take over leadership of the new Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry on Monday. The new ministry was set up to manage crises and natural disasters,...

Russian Tourist Stuck in Saint Lazarus’ Sarcophagus on Cyprus

A Russian tourist experienced her own resurrection of a sort when she was rescued by her friends after becoming stuck in Saint Lazarus' sarcophagus in Larnaca, Cyprus this week. After inexplicably thinking it would be a fun tourist experience to...

Turkish Cypriot Leader Slams Sen. Menendez for Cyprus Remarks

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar condemned Senator Bob Menendez' remarks on Monday when he was given the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III, Cyprus' highest civilian award, in Nicosia. Ersin Tatar, the leader of the occupied northern part of...