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Turkish Research Vessel Oruc Reis Cruised Just Seven Miles Off Coast of Kastellorizo

Oruc Reis, the Turkish research vessel at the center of the country's sea border dispute with Greece and Cyprus, was spotted just seven miles off the coast of the Greek island of Kastellorizo late on Thursday night. After illegally encroaching...

Remains of Six Greek Soldiers Killed in 1974 Cyprus Invasion Returning Home

The remains of six Greek soldiers who were killed during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 will be returned home on Thursday. The bodies of the soldiers will be repatriated following an official handover ceremony which will take place...

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace in Eastern Aegean

According to Greek military authorities, a total of six Turkish fighter jets violated Greek air space over the Eastern Aegean Sea on Monday at noontime. At 12:03 PM local time on Monday, a pair of Turkish F-16 fighter jets flew...

Germans Return Priceless Saints Relics to Cyprus, Once Looted From the Occupied North

A priceless case which includes relics of nine Orthodox Christian saints was returned to Cyprus' Orthodox Church recently, and it was exhibited before the public on Thursday. The wooden and leather case, which looks like a book, was stolen from...

Turkish Mother Wins Custody Battle for Greek-Turkish Child

A Greek court has ruled that the young child of a Turkish-Greek couple must remain with her Turkish mother, after a long dispute between the two separated parents. The decision came after the Greek father, Giorgos Tsakiridis, reportedly took the...

Thirty-two Turkish Nationals Request Political Asylum in Greece

Thirty-two Turkish nationals who were rescued by the Greek coast guard on Thursday night, after arriving on a rubber dinghy on the islet of Inousses in the eastern Aegean, have applied for political asylum, sources said on Saturday. Another man...

Cyprus: Turkey's Referendum Result Monitored Closely

The Cypriot government is monitoring the results and the developing situation, following yesterday’s referendum with “great caution” government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides said on Monday. Asked by CNA to comment he said Cyprus would monitor not only what would happen in...

European Commission President in Geneva to Support Cyprus' 'Very Last Chance' of Reunification

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will be present at the UN Geneva conference on Cyprus calling it the "last chance" of the island's reunification. "I took a personal interest in the reunification issue of Cyprus, I would think...

Cyprus President: Erdogan’s Statements are Unacceptable and Undermine the Climate of Confidence

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has described statements made by Turkish President Tayip Erdogan on Cyprus as unacceptable, adding that they undermine the climate of confidence that is needed. Speaking to the press following a meeting with the British...

Greek, Turkish Cypriot Leaders Meet to Try to Re-Unite Divided Island

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are holding U.N.-mediated talks in an effort to end the four-decade-long stalemate that has kept their island divided. U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon opened the week long talks with words of encouragement for the task...