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Turkish Cypriot Singer Causes Stir with Video Shot in Occupied Varosha

A Turkish Cypriot pop star angered Cypriots with a video filmed in the occupied town of Varosha, which has become emblematic of the island’s division. The singer, Nihayet (also known as Nini) released "Bulaman" to her YouTube channel on Tuesday...

The Haunting Tragedy of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

The day of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, July 20, 1974, was the day time stopped for Cyprus.

Erdogan Warned Not to Inflame Tensions in Occupied Cyprus Visit

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced recently that he will pay a visit to occupied Cyprus on July 20, to celebrate the anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion. Turkish Cypriot authorities and Turkey are organizing festivities every year to celebrate,...

Greece Thanks Slovakia for Withdrawing from Turkish Military Exercise

Greece expressed its thanks to Slovakia over its decision to withdraw from a Turkish military exercise where northern Cyprus participates.

Turkey's Erdogan in Occupied Cyprus, Sets Up Provocative 'Fiesta' in Varosha

In yet another gesture of complete disregard for international law, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited on Sunday the occupied territories of Cyprus and the no man's land area of Varosha in Famagusta. Keeping the promise he gave in October...

Court Decision Could Open Way for Greek-Cypriot Refugee Reparations

A decision issued by the Kyrenia District Court in Cyprus which awards monetary compensation to four brothers could open the way for similar rulings in EU member states -- to the detriment of Turkish assets. The court, which is seated...

Turkey to Open Cyprus' Occupied Town, Further Fueling East Med Tensions

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot self-declared government announced on Tuesday that they will open the beach town of Varosha or Varosia on Cyprus, which has remained empty and abandoned since the illegal invasion of Cyprus by Turkey in 1974. Ersin...

Turkey Secretly Sends 42 Tanks to Occupied Part of Cyprus; Report

Turkey in a secret operation transported 42 German Leopard-2A4 supertanks to Kythrea in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus, according to a report on Tovima.gr news website. The tanks and their ammunition were transported from the Turkish city of Edirne...

Missile Crashed in Occupied Cypriot Territories Came From Syrian Air Defense

The object that crashed onto Cypriot soil, on the occupied by Turkey side of the island early on Monday, was identified as a missile that was used by the Syrian army. According to Syrian media, the governmental forces of Syria...

Germans Return Priceless Saints Relics to Cyprus, Once Looted From the Occupied North

A priceless case which includes relics of nine Orthodox Christian saints was returned to Cyprus' Orthodox Church recently, and it was exhibited before the public on Thursday. The wooden and leather case, which looks like a book, was stolen from...