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Stolen Antiquities Hunter Teaches World Lessons from Cyprus

Stolen antiquities huntress Tasoula Hadjitofi was interviewed by the Cyprus News Agency nearly a year after she helped locate 173 artifacts found in the possession of Turkish smuggler Aydin Dikmen in Munich and returned to Cyprus. Looking at her, one...

Turkey Ordered to Pay EUR90m Over Cyprus Invasion

Turkey was ordered by the European Court of Human Rights Monday to compensate victims of the 1974 invasion of Cyprus.  In one of the largest judgements handed down by the Strasbourg court, Turkey has been ordered to pay 60 million euros...

Relatives of Cypriots Missing Since 1974 Ask Turkey for Info

Relatives of the Cyprus missing have requested Turkey provide all the necessary information about the fate of the Cypriots who went missing during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in the summer of 1974. The President of the Committee on Missing...

Famagusta's Othello Tower To Be Restored

Restoration work on the Othello Tower in the Turkish-occupied Cypriot city of Famagusta will begin in the next few days, according to Takis Hadjidemetriou, chairman of the Joint Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. The Othello Tower built by the Venetians...

Ecological Rebirth of Cypriot Ghost Town

The glamorous tourist resort of Varosha, Famagusta has been deserted since the Turkish invasion in 1974. Residents left and chain-link fences isolated the region. In the last 40 years, few have visited Varosha, which is still enclosed with wire...

Cyprus Marks 39 Years Since Turkish invasion

Cypriots on July 20 remembered what happened on that day in 1974, as Turkish troops unlawfully invaded and occupied the island and as Turkey still keeps its presence in the northern third of the country. At 8:20 a.m. sirens blared...

Mass Grave of Cypriots Killed by Turks Found

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) said it has discovered a new mass grave with Greek-Cypriot victims of the Attila II Operation, the Turkish invasion in 1974, close to Hamit Mandres, a city north of the occupied...

London Greek Film Festival Pays Tribute to Melina Mercouri

London Greek Film Festival (LGFF) presents a historical documentary, part of the program “Dialogues” with Melina Mercouri, filmed in Cyprus in July 1975, one year after the Turkish invasion (broadcasted for the first time by ET1 on March 6,...