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Turkey: 'Greek Cyprus Must Stop Acting Like the Sole Owners of the Island's Natural Resources'

Turkey has condemned recent moves by Cyprus to search for hydrocarbon reserves off the island and to hold talks with international energy companies on exploration and call on Nicosia to stop acting like the sole owners of the island's...

Turkish Cypriot Leader Akinci Cancels Thursday's Meeting on Cyprus Reunification Talks

Cyprus reunification talks are at a standstill after Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci decided not to participate in Thursday's scheduled meeting, Reuters says. The reason cited is the commemoration by Greek Cypriots of a plebiscite on union with Greece more...

No Negotiators Meeting Scheduled So Far, UN Sources Say

No meeting has been scheduled so far between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot negotiators, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Ozdil Nami, a well-informed UN source has told CNA. Right now, the only meeting which has been scheduled is the leaders'...

The History of Cyprus Maps Since the Turkish Invasion in 1974

The presentation of maps of Cyprus by the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides in Geneva was one of several since the Turkish invasion on July 20, 1974. The first presentation of a territorial proposal was as early as 1974,...

Conference on Unification of Cyprus Is Underway

The second part of the conference on the unification of Cyprus is underway in Geneva, with the discussion between President Nicos Anastasiades, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and the island's three guarantor powers (Greece, Turkey, and the UK). The foreign...

Cyprus Will Not Accept Map With 29.2% of Turkish Territory

There will be no conference in Geneva on Thursday if the Turkish side presents a map asking for 29.2% of Turkish Cypriot territory, according to a Cyprus News Agency report. The Greek Cypriot proposal is for 28.2%, as opposed to...

Turkish President Disputes Flag of Cyprus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday challenged the flag of Cyprus, showing unwillingness to solve the 42-year-old Cyprus issue. The Turkish president spoke at the "7th Bosphorus Summit" on "world’s future and smart economy" and touched on the Cyprus...

Over €30,000 Raised for Charity by Cypriot Rower who Paddled from Crete to Cyprus

On Sunday rowing coach Kostas Symeonides and his team completed the trek from Crete to Cyprus, successfully raising over €30,000 for charity during the event I paddle for life, I paddle for children. It all started on August 19 when...

Effectiveness of IPC to Be Examined by the ECtHR

The effectiveness of the “immovable property commission” set up in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus, will be examined by the European Court of Human Rights, lawyer Achilleas Demetriades told CNA, on the occasion of the payment by the...

Austrian National Suspected of Terrorism Links Arrested in Cyprus

A 28-year-old Austrian national was arrested by Cypriot authorities on suspicion of having links to terrorist organization, announced the country’s Justice Minister Ionas Nikolaou. Cypriot authorities received a tip-off from Poland's Interpol that the man was seeking to come...