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Cyprus Church Says “Satanic” Eurovision Song Entry Must be Scrapped

The Cyprus Church on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry into this year’s Eurovision song contest titled “El Diablo.”

Cyprus’ Entry in Eurovision Song Contest Sparks Controversy

The entry of Cyprus for the 2021 Eurovision song contest has sparked wide controversy among ultra-conservative Christian groups on the Mediterranean island.

Turkey Reiterates Right to Defend “Blue Homeland”

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar declared that his country is determined to defend its rights to the “Blue Homeland,” referring to the Aegean

President Anastasiades Welcomes New Cyprus Peace Talks

Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades on Thursday hailed the United Nations bid to resume peace talks over his divided island.

Mikey Poulli: The Blind Cypriot Boy Who Stunned England’s Football World

Blindness can't stop 10-year-old Greek Cypriot Mikey Poulli, who lives in London, from pursuing his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. After his parents took him for a routine eye exam when he was just six years of age,...

Cyprus, Israel Reach Agreement on Vaccine Certificate System

The Mediterranean nations of Cyprus and Israel announced they reached an agreement on Sunday which calls for citizens who can show that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries -- without any...

Greek PM Says Greece “Sincere” in Seeking Political Solution for Cyprus

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in statements after a meeting the Cypriot President that "The end of the Turkish occupation and the finding of a viable solution are a top priority of Greek foreign policy and a national issue." The...

Turkish FM Says Cyprus Reunification Off the Table

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Tuesday that any reunification of Cyprus is off the table of any peace talks that may occur in the future. He added that any deal brokered in the future regarding the island, which...

Cyprus Church Bulldozes Listed Buildings, Causing Uproar

The Cyprus Church demolished several listed buildings in old Nicosia on Monday, causing a great uproar on the island. The buildings on Isokratous Street were located on land owned by the archbishopric, near where the construction of a cathedral is...

Prospective Greece-Cyprus Ferry Service Receives No Bidders

There is no interest in reviving a Greece-Cyprus ferry service at the present time, despite some initial statements on behalf of several companies when the idea was floated in February of 2020, according to a statement issued on Friday...