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Looted Church Treasures Return to Cyprus

The Church of Cyprus has announced that 34 treasures that were stolen from the island’s Turkish-occupied areas, are expected to return on Friday afternoon to Cyprus. The treasures will return to Cyprus following a decision by the Munich Court...

European Commission President Juncker Visits Cyprus

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will travel to Cyprus this week (Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July) at the invitation of President Nikos Anastasiades. It will be President Juncker’s first official visit to the island since becoming President of...

New Turkish Cypriot Leader Offers Varosha In Exchange for Port; Airport

By Andriana Petratos The newly elected leader of Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, Mustafa Akinci, during his sworn-in ceremony mentioned that he is willing to open up occupied Varosha in exchange for the reopening of Tymvos port and airport. During his address, Akinci said:...

2004 European Champions beat Cyprus 6-1 (Videos)

The Euro 2004 Champions, Greece, beat the 2004 national team of Cyprus 6-1 in a friendly match in Nicosia in front of 6.000 fans. Angelos Charisteas, Giorgos Karagounis, Stelios Giannakopoulos and the rest of the gang that participated in the...

Delia Velculescu to Leave Cyprus IMF Mission

The IMF announced today the replacement of its Mission Chief to Cyprus, Delia Velculescu, by Mark Lewis. After two and a half years as IMF`s Mission Chief to Cyprus and as part of her regular career progression, Delia Velculescu will be...

Cyprus Tourism Organization Launches 'Cypriot Breakfast' Initiative to Promote Local Products

Cyprus Tourism Organization is trying to find new ways to appeal to international tourists. CTO’s latest move involves a culinary tourism initiative that aims to promote the country’s local products. CTO hopes that "the diversity of this kind of tourism will...

Al Jazeera Cyprus Poll Shows a Divided Island 40 Years On

A special poll on how the Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities view the future of Cyprus finds that 58% of Greek Cypriots believe the island will not be united in their lifetime while only 51 % of Turkish Cypriots are hopeful of a united Cyprus.

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...

Paradox: To Vote or Abstain in the European Election

In Cyprus, all the political parties are trying their utmost to convince the public that it’s their “civic duty” to vote. It maybe so, but there is a minor problem: a vast number of the electorate no longer trusts...

Turkey Ordered to Pay EUR90m Over Cyprus Invasion

Turkey was ordered by the European Court of Human Rights Monday to compensate victims of the 1974 invasion of Cyprus.  In one of the largest judgements handed down by the Strasbourg court, Turkey has been ordered to pay 60 million euros...