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Greek and Turkish Cypriots Work Together in Joint Church Restoration Project

Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots are about to complete a joint restoration project which aims at restoring and preserving a historic Christian monastery which is respected by both Christians and Muslims. The Apostolos Andreas monastery is to be...

Cyprus has 9,152 Illiterate Persons

There are 9,152 illiterate people in Cyprus, of which 6,776 are women, according to Yiannis Yiannaki; Commissioner for Volunteerism and NGOs.  Moreover 5,575 have never attended school, while 24,751 did not graduate from primary school, the Commissioner said in a statement for...

Famagusta Anti-Occupation Rally to Send Message of Unity

Greek-Cypriots have organized a rally against the occupation of Famagusta on August 9, according to the city's mayor Alexis Galanos. "The goal is to send a message of unity to carry on the struggle of terminating the Turkish occupation and reunite the country,"...

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 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...

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...

Anastasiades Sees Cyprus Talks Resuming, Briefs Samaras On Progress

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who said talks with Turkish Cypriots to reunify the island were likely dead, said there are some signs of life again and that he now sees “serious prospects” for the two sides to sit down...

Bad Loans Overwhelm Cypriot Banks

Cyprus' reeling banks, brought to the edge of ruin by bad loans and bad business decisions, now have to face a mountain of non-performing loans as people hit by austerity measures can't afford to pay what they owe, further...

Cyprus: 9 New HIV Cases Since December

Nine new cases of HIV that were recorded in young Cypriots from December 1, 2013 to January 20 are raising concerns in Cyprus, according to the president of the support center for HIV/AIDS patients, Stella Michailidou. Following a briefing by...