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Greece Donates Aircraft to Cyprus

On Friday, Greece donated an aircraft to Cyprus for use by the authorities of the Republic. The handover ceremony took place in Athens during the visit of President Nicos Anastasiades. President Anastasiades said "on behalf of the Cypriot people and...

Greece, Cyprus Say They Won’t Follow Turkey in Escalating Tension

On Friday, the leaders of Greece and Cyprus sought to reduce tensions with Turkey amid increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the Turkish President, insisting that the best way to counter such talk is through "calm and composed determination." Greek Prime Minister...

Greece, Cyprus “Concerned” Over EU’s Russia Oil Ban

Greece and Cyprus have expressed concerns over the proposal by the EU Commission to ban imports of oil from Russia, Cypriot President Anastasiades said on Friday. The two countries are concerned over a planned EU ban on transporting Russian oil....

Zelensky Calls on Cyprus to Tighten Russia Sanctions, Omits Reference to Turkish Invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday called on Cyprus to close its ports to all Russian ships and to deny “privileges” to Russian nationals but omitted any reference to the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974. He was speaking...

Energy Map Changes After Israel, Cyprus and Greece Electricity Link

The electricity cable that will link the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece got a major boost by the EU on Thursday which earmarked 657 million euros ($736 million) for its construction. Cyprus has hailed to decision for the...

Greece Hails Strategic Alliance with Israel in Jerusalem Summit

"Our relations with Israel have never been better," Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Prime Minister referred to the newly-strengthened strategic alliance...

Cyprus Rolls Out Red Carpet for Pope Francis

Cyprus welcomed Pope Francis on Thursday, on his second visit to the Mediterranean island, in what is dubbed by the Vatican as an “Apostolic journey.” President Nicos Anastasiades stated that the Pope's decision to visit a small island like Cyprus...

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus Warn Turkey Against Unilateral Actions

Greece, Egypt and Cyprus have warned Turkey to stop taking unilateral actions in the eastern Mediterranean during a summit of their leaders in Athens on Tuesday. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades...

Cyprus President Has “Creative Meeting” with UN Chief, Turkish Leader

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that “differences were recorded” after his “creative meeting” on Monday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar in New York. Anastasiades refrained from giving a detailed account of what was...

Cyprus President Anastasiades to Meet UN Chief as General Assembly Kicks Off

The President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, currently in New York for the UN General Assembly (UNGA), is set to meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday. Guterres will also hold an informal meeting with Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin...