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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades Blasts Turkey’s “Gunboat Diplomacy” in UN Speech

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has deplored Turkey’s “gunboat diplomacy,” saying that Ankara’s illicit activity in the Eastern Mediterranean undermines the prospects of reaching a settlement on the ethnically-split island. Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Anastasiades declared...

Greek PM Raises Cyprus Impasse and Climate Change in Meeting with UN Chief

The Cyprus issue and climate change dominated the talks between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday. In a statement, Mitsotakis said that he "thanked the Secretary-General for his very substantial...

UN Climate Summit: Greece Pledges To Close All Lignite-Fired Power Plants By 2028

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in New York on Monday that Greece aims to shut down all of its lignite-fired power plants by 2028. The announcement was made during the PM's speech at the UN Climate Summit, where a series...

Cypriot, Turkish Foreign Ministers Clash in Public Over Reunification Talks (video)

A startling public exchange between Nikos Christodoulides and Mevlut Cavusoglu, the respective Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey, took place in front of the press in New York on Monday. The two officials spoke together for more...

Turkey's Cavusoglu Repeats Threats to Annex and Open Cyprus' Ghost Town of Varosha

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu repeated on Thursday his threat that Turkey intends to annex and open to the public the ghost town of Varosha in the occupied part of Famagusta province on Cyprus. Speaking to the television network CNN Turk,...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet Turkish President Erdogan in New York

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly which will be held in New York on September 17-30. The meeting comes at a...

UN Envoy Meets Cyprus Leaders in Resumption of Talks Bid

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will meet the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy Jane Holl Lute at 11 on Monday morning, which will be followed up by a meeting between her and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci later in the...

President Anastasiades Meets With Turkish Cypriot Leader Akinci

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mustafa Akinci, met on Friday morning in Nicosia, Cyprus. The leaders of the two main ethnic communities of Cyprus mutually pledged to continue engaging in...

UN Warns One Third of Greece Threatened by Desertification

June 17 is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, according to a United Nations initiative. This year the organization is sending our new warnings concerning the dangers of desertification across the world, especially in the Mediterranean countries. According to...

Cyprus Sends EEZ Coordinates to UN Amid Tensions Over Turkish Drilling

Cypriot authorities sent the geographical coordinates of the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to the United Nations on Monday, following Turkey's provocative actions inside the island's EEZ boundaries. Nicosia also plans to publish the coordinates of its EEZ to the...