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First Greek Cypriot to Settle in the Occupied North Passes Away

Nicolas Skourides, the first Greek Cypriot to settle in the occupied north of Cyprus after the Turkish invasion of 1974, passed away according to an announcement on Tuesday in the Turkish-Cypriot daily, Yeni Duzen. The story of the brave Cypriot...

Turkish Cypriots to Illegally Open Entire City of Varosha in Cyprus

The Turkish Cypriot leader announced on Thursday that the occupied city of Varosha which has remained a ghost town since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 will reopen after local "elections" in December. The move by the Turkish Cypriots...

EU Rejects Observer State Status for Turkish-Cypriots

In a head-spinning turn of events, the EU has just rejected an Observer State Status of Turkish Cypriots in Turkic States Body. The breaking news came just one day after Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced  that occupied Northern Cyprus...

Cyprus Rolls Out Red Carpet for Pope Francis

Cyprus welcomed Pope Francis on Thursday, on his second visit to the Mediterranean island, in what is dubbed by the Vatican as an “Apostolic journey.” President Nicos Anastasiades stated that the Pope's decision to visit a small island like Cyprus...

Cyprus ‘Needs Two-State Solution’ Turkish Cypriot Leader Tells UN Chief

The only realistic option for Cyprus is the acceptance of a two-state solution, the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said he told the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday. Tatar, who heads a government recognized only by Turkey and a...

Turkey Prepares to Open Up Occupied Cyprus’ Varosha

Turkey through its puppet regime in occupied Cyprus is seemingly preparing to open up parts of Varosha in Famagusta

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

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

Turkish Cypriots Rally Against Erdogan's Plan for a Picnic at Varosha

Hundreds of Turkish Cypriots took to the streets in occupied Nicosia on Tuesday to protest Turkey's "interference" days before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit the resort of Varosha, which was illegally opened last month. Erdogan has promised...

Turkish Cypriot Hardliner Wins Elections in Occupied Territory

Ersin Tatar, a hardline Turkish Cypriot politician who favors closer ties with Turkey, on Sunday won the election to lead a country that is only recognized by Ankara among all the nations of the world. Turkish Cypriot broadcaster BRT says...

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...