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Turkish Cypriots and Ankara Examine Scenarios for Closed City of Famagusta

The Turkish Cypriot side and Ankara are studying various scenarios for the future of Varosha and the closed city of Famagusta, a Kathimerini newspaper report says. Turkish and Turkish Cypriot plans provide for the opening of Varosha under Turkish Cypriot leadership. Along...

Turkish-Cypriots Ban Epitaph Procession in Famagusta

Turkish Cypriot authorities banned the Epitaph Procession in the Holy Temple of Agios Georgios Exorinos in occupied Famagusta. The Epitaph Procession was a ritual that was allowed in the past four years. However, Turkish Cypriot authorities decided that they will...

Hotels in Famagusta District at Full Capacity as Cyprus Tourism Peaks

Hotels in the Famagusta district have reached full capacity and officials note that this year, Cyprus is witnessing one of its best tourist seasons. The head of the Famagusta Tourism Development and Promotion Company, Lakis Avraamides, told CNA that "this...

Cyprus Foreign Minister: 'Turkey to Blame if Cyprus Talks Fail'

If the Cyprus negotiations fail, Turkey will bear the whole responsibility, if it insists on anachronistic solutions in regards to the security issue, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has stressed. Speaking at an anti-occupation event on Saturday evening, organized by the Famagusta...

Akinci: Ongoing Cyprus Talks 'The Last Chance' for a Solution

The ongoing negotiations to the Cyprus problem “are the last chance” to bring a solution, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci told “Phileleftheros” newspaper on Sunday. Akinci expressed the opinion that if solutions cannot be found with President Nicos Anastasiades then...

The 'Ghost-Town' of Famagusta from Above (video)

Images of the landlocked city of Famagusta in Cyprus that were shot by a drone and are circulating the Internet, are shocking to viewers as they show a complete catastrophe. The footage of the video confirms the name "ghost-town" that...

Cyprus Protests Turkish Violations of its Air Space to the UN

The Republic of Cyprus has protested to the UN Secretary General the systematic violations of its national airspace and territorial waters by Turkey, in two letters dated January 21st and February 5th, 2016 which circulated today as official documents...

Epiphany Celebrated in Famagusta for the First Time Since War

For the first time after the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus Greek-Cypriots were allowed to celebrate Epiphany in Famagusta. Symbolizing a blessing of the waters, and the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, Epiphany is an important day for the...

After 42 Years, an Ancient Greek Tragedy in Occupied Cyprus

The ancient Greek tragedy “Hippolytus” by Euripides was staged on September 11 by the Theatrical Organisation of Cyprus (THOC) at the ancient open amphitheatre of Salamis, just north of Famagusta in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus. Hippolytus was performed...

Technical Committee on Culture to Host Concert in Occupied Famagusta

The newly formed Technical Committee on Culture, aiming to promote and facilitate cultural events, which will bring the two communities closer together, has announced its first event, “Our Music Under the Moonlight”, a concert by the bi-communal music group...