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Turkish Cypriot Leader Resigns After Compromising Sex Video Surfaces

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersan Saner resigned on Wednesday after a compromising video appeared on social media on Tuesday evening. Saner's National Unity Party (UBP) had withdrawn from the Turkish-occupied Cyprus "government" last week. The government of the breakaway part of...

Greek Police Calendar Map shows FYROM as 'Macedonia', Occupied Part as 'North Cyprus'

Hellenic Police (ELAS) is launching an investigation after the official 2019 calendars distributed to the force feature a map that shows FYROM as "Macedonia" and the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus as "North Cyprus". The calendars were printed by a private...

Attempted Military Coup in Turkey Leaves Cypriots Stressed and Uneasy

As the strange and uncertain atmosphere of a failed military coup continues to evolve in Turkey, tension on the island of Cyprus has been flying high. Greek-Cypriots were undoubtedly holding their breath as the coup attempt paralyzed control of the...

Turkish-Occupied City's Mayor: Morphou Is Not a Bargaining Chip

Morphou "is not and will never become a bargaining chip," says the Mayor of the Turkish-occupied city, Charalambos Pittas, in reply to statements from the Turkish-Cypriot side. Hüseyin Özgürgün, the self-styled "prime minister" of the illegal regime on the island's Turkish-occupied...

Cypriot Parliament President: Akinci's Election a Positive Development

The President of the Cypriot House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou has welcomed earlier today the election of Mustafa Akinci as the new leader of the Turkish-Cypriot community. As he said, the election of the new leader of the Turkish-occupied Cypriot territories is...

British House of Lords Discusses Cyprus' Agreements with Russia

British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Baroness Joyce Anne Anelay, while speaking at the House of Lords yesterday, made extended reference to Cyprus' relations with Russia, assuring her fellow peers that the bilateral agreements signed during Cypriot...

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...

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...

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...

Meetings on Peace Talks over Cyprus Dispute Resume

Following the resumption of peace talks on the dispute over Cyprus between the Turkish and the Cypriot sides earlier this month, negotiators from both Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot delegations were set to make simultaneous cross visits to the guarantor powers,...