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Nine Turkish Cypriots vying for European Parliament seats

Nine Turkish Cypriots are controversially among those fighting for six seats in the European Parliament elections that will take place in South Cyprus on Sunday, 26 May. Turkish Cypriots are regarded as EU citizens by virtue of the Greek Cypriot side’s accession to the bloc in 2004, meaning they have the right to vote in […]

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Greek Cypriot Archbishop’s Easter denunciation latest in long line of insults

The head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Cyprus courted controversy when he issued an anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-Turkey, anti-TRNC Easter message, which also condemned Greek Cypriots who went shopping in North Cyprus and used Ercan airport. The diatribe by Archbishop Chrysostomos II, which sparked a storm of protest on social media, was issued on Easter […]

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Scientists find Anatolia DNA link to Stonehenge

The ancestors of the Britons who built Stonehenge originated from what is now Turkey, a new study has revealed. Researchers looking into the origins of farming in Britain discovered that the Stonehenge builders were descended from migrants who had travelled west from Anatolia across the Mediterranean. They arrived in Britain, possibly via the Iberian Peninsula […]

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No way out? 15 years after Greek Cypriot voters dashed Cyprus unification hopes, why TRNC recognition is becoming the ‘default’ position

On 24 April, 2004, Turkish Cypriots voted in favour of uniting the island of Cyprus in historic referendums on what was dubbed the ‘Annan Plan’. But the United Nations blueprint for a federal solution remained just that after Greek Cypriots overwhelmingly rejected it – and were rewarded with European Union membership days later. In the […]

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Two Turks named among those killed in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings

Two Turkish citizens have been named among the victims of a series of deadly bombings in Sri Lanka on Sunday, 21 April, that claimed the lives of over 300 and injured hundreds more. The Turkish victims were named by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Twitter. Writing in Turkish he said: “Unfortunately, we lost our citizens […]