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Copper Pendant, Workshops Found at Agios Sozomenos Site on Cyprus

Cyprus' Department of Antiquities recently announced the results of the archaeological excavation season of 2021 at Agios Sozomenos, the site of a Late Bronze Age settlement. A copper pendant, other copper objects and an extensive system of workshops were unearthed...

Cyprus Goes to the Polls to Elect Country’s New Parliament

Cyprus is holding the country's parliamentary elections today, Sunday, May 30.

Turkey Proposes Halt to All Drilling Activities on Cyprus Until Island's Reunification

Responding to Italy's recent remarks that the EU should sanction Turkey for its behavior inside Cyprus' maritime borders, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a long statement on Thursday which basically asked Cyprus to stop its drilling activities. 'We consider the...

Turkish Cypriot Official Claims Ghost Town of Famagusta Will Reopen in Ten Years

Ersin Tatar, the so-called ''Prime Minister'' of the illegally occupied northern part of Cyprus said on Friday in Ankara that his ''administration's'' plan to re-open the fenced-off town of Varosha in Famagusta ''will be completed in the next ten...

Liturgy Celebrated in Turkish-Occupied Famagusta

Both Greek and Turkish Cypriots attended an Orthodox Liturgy in the occupied region of Famagusta on Sunday morning. It was the first time Greek Cypriots were able to attend a Liturgy in the church of Saint George Exorinos (Agios Georgios...

Cyprus Offers Aid to Turkish Cypriots After Floods

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades recently telephoned the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to express the Republic's readiness to provide help with  recent floods. Extreme weather has hit Cyprus this past week, particularly affecting the northern half...

Two New Border Crossings Open in Cyprus, the First in Eight Years (video)

Two new border crossing points opened in Cyprus on Monday, on the island that has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied a third of the island’s northern area. The checkpoints of Dherynia, which is just a few...

President Anastasiades Asks Turkish Cypriots to Respect the Rights of All Cypriots

In a statement made after the military parade that took place in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia to celebrate Cyprus' Independence Day, President Anastasiades said that while it is a day to be proud of, at the same time it should...

Turkey Proposes Alternatives be Sought for Cyprus Peace Deal

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy said the reunification of Cyprus as a federation may not be possible with the current approach of Greek Cypriots and suggested that the two sides should seek alternative ways to resolve the division...

New Dictionary Reveals Common Words in Turkish, Greek-Cypriot Dialects

Although Turkish and Greek Cypriots remain divided by language, a new 3,500-entry dictionary launched this week promises to uncover common words and phrases shared by the island’s two communities. Backed by the Cypriot government, the new dictionary promises to grab...