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Turkey's Military Occupation in Cyprus

July and August in Cyprus always bring a volley of celebrations for some; commiserations and condemnations for others! This has been going on for the past forty years with little chance of changing the status quo. As time goes by,...

Turkish-Cypriot TV Channel Offers Greek Language Courses

The manager of the private Turkish-Cypriot TV channel Kanal SIM, Sami Özuslu, announced that the station will be offering Greek language courses as of May 20. This is the first Turkish attempt of learning the Greek language through a television...

Turkish Cypriots Mulling Land-Swap Registration

The inner circle of the administration in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus has approved a proposal to allow Turkish Cypriots to register for land swaps with Greek Cypriots. On Tuesday, the proposal was passed down to what passes for a parliament in...

Cypriots Come Together in Mixed Village's Bicommunal Casino

The mixed village of Pyla, in the Cypriot district of Larnaca, is one of four villages located within the United Nations Buffer Zone. Despite the differences between the village's Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot residents, local entrepreneurs have found a common interest that unites them all – gambling. According...

EP elections: An Estimate of Turkish Cypriot Voters

According to an article published in the Cyprus Mail newspaper, since 2004 Turkish Cypriot citizens have had the right to vote for Cyprus’ representation in the European Parliament and to do so they only had to follow the Interior Ministry’s...

Cyprus: Call For Missing Persons

Nikos Anastasiades, the Republic of Cyprus president, addressed a call to anyone who might know or have information about places where missing Turkish Cypriots, or missing Greek Cypriots who died during the years 1963-63 during the invasion of 1974,...

Anastasiades: Sale of Greek/Cypriot Properties in the Occupied Areas Must Stop

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades called Sunday on Greek Cypriots` "to realize that through the sale of Greek Cypriot properties in the occupied areas they weaken our negotiating position to return and especially territorial adjustments". It`s time for Turkey and Turkish...

Turkey Bars Greeks from Buying Real Estate

Turkey expects a lot of foreign interest in its estate market, but is imposing restrictions on investments from neighboring countries, including Greece. According to recently announced reciprocity regulation, Greek citizens are prohibited from buying estate on the coastal provinces...

Cyprus Fully Respects Places of Worship of Turkish Cypriots

The Government of Cyprus rejects and denounces the Turkish Cypriot side’s attempt to politicize a fire that was set to the Haji Ibrahim Aga mosque in Limassol, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou underlined on Tuesday. Stephanou said that the fire was...

Former Leader of Turkish Cypriots and Dedicated Partitionist Denktash Dies at 87

Rauf Denktash, the former Turkish Cypriot leader whose determined pursuit of a separate state for his people and strong opposition to the divided island's reunification defined a political career spanning six decades, died at 87. Dr. Charles Canver, who treated...