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Far-right ELAM planning big Ledra Palace demonstration on 20 July

  Greek Cyprus’ fascist party ELAM is planning to bring coach loads of protestors to the Ledra Palace checkpoint to demonstrate on 20 July, raising fears of disorder at the Green Line border in the capital Nicosia. ELAM is notorious for using the anniversary of Turkey’s intervention on the island to intimidate those using the […]

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Turkish Cypriot Rule of Law:  ‘legality in illegality’
 

  “Life can best be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”  Too much time has been spent in technicalities, in committees, in deadlines that never seem to be reached, but keep being moved forward to another deadline, which only prolongs the agony. The players change, they grow old, they even die, but for […]

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TRNC air embargo: “prove it’s not politically motivated,” Turkish Cypriots tell UK govt

  Turkish Cypriots have thrown down the gauntlet to the British Government, after Chris Grayling, the UK Transport Minister, stated the new transit rule forcing Pegasus passengers to disembark in Turkey is purely to protect them “against a genuine terrorist threat” and is not politically motivated. But Fikri Toros, the President of the Cyprus Turkish […]

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North Cyprus lose to Padania in CONIFA Euro Cup final
 

  There was plenty of drama in the final game of the CONIFA European tournament at the Atatürk Stadium in Lefkoşa, North Cyprus. The hosts lost 5-3 to the reigning champions Padania following a penalty shootout on Saturday evening. Padania, representing a region of northern Italy, took the lead in the 25th minute. North Cyprus […]

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CONIFA Euro Cup 2017 gets underway in North Cyprus tonight

  A European football tournament for nations and territories excluded by FIFA kicks off this evening, with the hosts North Cyprus facing Kárpátalja in the opening match at the Atatürk Stadium in Lefkoşa. The winner of the CONIFA Euro Cup 2017 will be crowned in the TRNC capital next Sunday. A total of eight teams […]

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“Alarm and dismay” over silence on new Ercan regulations

  Since June 1st, passengers flying Pegasus between North Cyprus and the UK have been forced to undergo a new security regime that requires them to get off the plane and be re-screened in Turkey. The new measures have been forced on Cyprus’ largest tourist carrier by UK authorities concerned about a growing range of security […]

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UN chief António Guterres invites Cypriot leaders to New York for discussions

  Earlier this evening TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı received a call from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, inviting the Turkish Cypriot leader to attend a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York. A similar invitation has been extended to the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiadis. According to the TRNC President’s spokesman, Mustafa Akıncı has accepted […]

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Unite Cyprus Now to form human chain across the divide to keep Cyprus Talks alive

  News about the prospect of a permanent collapse in the Cyprus Talks has pushed pro-solution civil society organisations into immediate action. Tomorrow, Saturday 27 May, Unite Cyprus Now, a group comprising both Greek and Turkish Cypriots, has announced it will form a human chain across the divided capital in Lefkoşa at the Ledras/Lokmacı buffer zone […]

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Cyprus Talks on brink of collapse
 

  The Cyprus Talks are in danger of total collapse following an admission by Espen Barth Eide the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, that the two Cypriot leaders have been “unable to find common ground.”  A statement issued by the UN in Nicosia earlier today said despite the envoy’s intensive efforts over […]