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Cyprus Dispute Solution in Sight

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades briefed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on negotiations that took place last week at Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, concerning the Cyprus issue. The two sides of the island are close to making a conclusive agreement, and...

Refugees in Cyprus: 130 Towed as Boat Capsizes; Problems at Kofinou Migrant Facilities

A boat filled with 130 refugees capsized off the north-east coast of Cyprus on Wednesday. Cyprus' Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) sent forces to tow the boat to the Latchi harbor in Paphos, including a helicopter that was used...

Lavrov: UN Should Not Impose Time Frames on Cyprus Solution

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on “the United Nations and the UN Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide to stop trying to artificially appoint timeframes for reaching agreements and imposing solutions that are rejected by...

Cypriot President Anastasiades Rules Out Chance for Interim Agreement

There is no case for an interim agreement to the Cyprus problem, the President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades, repeated on Friday. In his remarks to reporters, following his return to the Presidential Palace from the site of the talks...

Turkey Tells EU Cyprus "Defunct" State

After previously saying Cyprus doesn't exist as a country, an official document submitted by Turkey to the European Union - which it wants to join - has referred to the Republic of Cyprus as a “defunct” state, according to...

Turkish Cypriots Mulling Land-Swap Registration

The inner circle of the administration in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus has approved a proposal to allow Turkish Cypriots to register for land swaps with Greek Cypriots. On Tuesday, the proposal was passed down to what passes for a parliament in...

Turkish Cypriot Leader Sees Reunification Deal This Year

Although he almost single-handedly blocked talks trying to reunify Cyprus 40 years after it was divided by a Turkish invasion, Turkish-Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu now says he's confident renewed talks will lead to a deal this year. Eroglu, a hardliner...

After Visa Change, Cypriots Urged To Avoid Turkey

Cyprus' Foreign Ministry is, in effect, telling residents not to visit Turkey because of what it called onerous changes in visa laws that mean Cypriot passport holders would have to declare that their country doesn't exist. Ankara bars Cypriot vessels from its...

Famagusta's Othello Tower To Be Restored

Restoration work on the Othello Tower in the Turkish-occupied Cypriot city of Famagusta will begin in the next few days, according to Takis Hadjidemetriou, chairman of the Joint Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. The Othello Tower built by the Venetians...

Cyprus Offers Energy Line For Turkey

NICOSIA - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said prospects for oil and gas finds off the island's coast could provide an incentive for Turkey, which unlawfully invaded in 1974, to finally settle on a reunification plan and have access to...