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New Turkish PM Eyes Greek-Cypriot-Turkish Friendship

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci met with the new Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday. After the talks, Akinci said that improved Turkish Cypriot administration would be the best guarantee for a peace accord since the Turkish invasion...

Remains of Six Greek Soldiers Listed as Missing Handed Over to their Relatives

The remains of six Greek soldiers killed during the period of 1963 and 1967 and the 1974 Turkish invasion were handed over to their relatives during a special ceremony held Monday in Nicosia. The ceremony was held in the courtyard...

Turkey Releases New Footage of 1974 Invasion of Cyprus

While deliberations on the Cyprus problem are about to recommence, the Turkish Army has just put out a video of 4 minutes of unreleased footage from the July 1974 invasion. Turkish Hurriyetdailynews shows the 4-minute-long footage containing shots of the...

Turkish Man Travels To Greece To Prove He Is A Greek-Cypriot

A man, who resides in neighboring Turkey, will travel to Greece within the month to undergo DNA testing in his effort to confirm his suspicions that he might be a Greek Cypriot that was kidnapped as a child by the...

Excavations for Greek Military Airmen, Shot Down by Friendly Fire in 1974

Excavations to locate the remains of 19 Greek airmen, killed when their aircraft was shot down by friendly fire during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, began on Monday at the site where the NORATLAS crashed. The aircraft was part...

Cyprus Commemorates 41st Dark Anniversary of Turkish Invasion

It was the dawn of July 20, 1974, when sirens wailed in Cyprus as 43,000 heavily armed Turkish troops invaded the island from the northern coast of Kyrenia. Using the military coup that was instigated by the Greek junta as...

Victoria Hislop: 'The Island' Author Hurts Cyprus

Frustration is spread in Cyprus for the highly anticipated new book on the occupied city of Famagusta, as British writer Victoria Hislop "whitewashes" the Turkish intruders, in what was originally presented as a novel that would spread the word of...

Cyprus Peace Talks Freeze for Summer

Peace talks on the Cyprus problem stopped yesterday for the summer, with the two sides failing to agree on the convergences achieved so far, the methodology to be followed in the next phase of the talks and on a...

Al Jazeera Cyprus Poll Shows a Divided Island 40 Years On

A special poll on how the Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities view the future of Cyprus finds that 58% of Greek Cypriots believe the island will not be united in their lifetime while only 51 % of Turkish Cypriots are hopeful of a united Cyprus.

Shocking Photos for 40-Year Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus – Timeline of a Crisis

Sunday July 20, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Turkish Invasion to Cyprus that still keeps the island divided. Cypriots still remember the unsettling wail of the sirens in the early morning hours, a stark reminder of the events of...