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Cyprus Begins Process to Join EU's Borderless Schengen Area

The Republic of Cyprus has declared its readiness to become a member of the Schengen Area and is only awaiting its EU evaluation, Cyprus' Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides announced on Monday. Speaking before the House Committee on Finance, the Minister said...

Cypriot, Turkish Foreign Ministers Clash in Public Over Reunification Talks (video)

A startling public exchange between Nikos Christodoulides and Mevlut Cavusoglu, the respective Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey, took place in front of the press in New York on Monday. The two officials spoke together for more...

Anastasiades: We will Cooperate with Turkey on Energy if Cyprus Issue Solved

Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades expressed Cyprus' willingness to cooperate with Turkey on the exploitation of natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean. Speaking on Friday at the 14th Economist conference, Anastasiades stated that Cyprus and Turkey can collaborate on energy matters...

Cyprus: Erdogan Statement on Lausanne Treaty 'Not in the Right Direction'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement on the Lausanne Treaty, is not in the right direction, Cypriot government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said on Thursday. "It definitely was not a statement in the right direction, taking into account the Greek government's...

"Cyprus Continues with Oil & Gas Explorations Despite Turkish Provocations"

Cyprus continues with its oil and gas exploration activities despite Turkish provocations, the Cypriot government spokesman said. Cyprus will continue its activities in its Exclusive Economic Zone (ΕΕΖ) despite Turkish provocations, Nikos Christodoulides told CNA. His comments came as Greek...

Cyprus Urges Turkey and Turkish Cypriots to Abandon Positions Contrary to EU

The Cypriot government has called on Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leader to respond to President Nicos Anastasiades’ public challenge and relinquish their positions which are not in line with the status of a European Union member state. Cyprus government...

Cyprus Government Works on Measures to Prevent Turkish Plans

The Cypriot government is working on measures to prevent Turkish plans that seek to create new faits accomplis on the ground, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides has said. In statements after the meeting of the National Council (top advisory body to...

Cyprus Plays Down Tension With Turkey, Calls for Calmness

The Cypriot government has called for calmness and has played down tensions with Turkey over the drilling for natural gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean. Nicosia’s plea comes at a day when, according to reports, Turkey has sent its seismic...

Cyprus Closely Follows Turkish Provocations, Spokesman Says

Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides has assured that the Republic of Cyprus is closely following Turkish provocations within Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone. Christodoulides was replying to a journalist's question on Saturday. He among other politicians were attending the funeral of Maria Zoupaniotis,...