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Turkish FM Says His Country Will Not Accept Usurpation of Turkish Cypriot Rights

The Turkish Foreign Minister Hulusi Akar was in the occupied part of Cyprus on Thursday, where he made a statement during a celebration of what the Turks call ''Erenköy Resistance.'' This refers to the battle of Tillyria, the armed...

President Erdogan Claims Peace in Cyprus Will Come Only with Protecting the Rights of Turkish Cypriots

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that stability in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean will come only by protecting the rights of Turkish Cypriots'. Speaking in front of Ambassadors during an event organized by the ruling Justice and...

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...

Cyprus President Ready to Resume Turkish-Cypriot Talks

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, said he is ready to cooperate with the United Nations envoy with a view to resume ''a creative dialogue'' with prospects to resolve the Cyprus issue. ''For prospects to exist it...

Turkey Vows To Begin Drilling in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone

The spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy stated that Turkey will start its own drilling operations in ''licensed areas of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus''. Aksoy was responding to a question regarding the commencement of drilling operations by the...

Turkish Cypriots Mark 35th Anniversary of Independence

Turkish military jets flew over the the Cypriot capital of Nicosia shortly after midday on Thursday to mark the 35th anniversary of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in the north. The flyover by the...

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...

Elderly Greek Man's Return to Northern Cyprus Sparks Outrage

The return of 78-year-old Nikolas Skourides to his property in the occupied village of Larnaka tis Lapithou after over four decades, has sparked an outrage, Cyprus Mail Online says. Skourides; who was born and grew up in Larnaka tis Lapithou,...