Tag: Cyprus

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Drones in North Cyprus reinforce Turkish drilling claims

The first drones from Turkey landed at Geçitkale Airport, just outside the coastal city of Mağusa, in the early hours of Monday, 16 Dec. The move comes as Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots assert their right to carry out energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. A statement issued by TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said […]

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Minister’s warning to Brits living in North Cyprus

A MINISTER has warned British citizens living in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) about crossing south to the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus if they have reached the island via an “illegal port of entry”, in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. The Greek Cypriot administration does not recognise the TRNC and regards […]

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Cypriot MEP under fire for opening an office in North Cyprus

A CYPRUS MEP has followed through with his plans to open an office in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The decision by Niyazi Kızılyürek, an MEP for the Greek Cypriot communist party Akel, was slammed by South Cyprus parties. The office, located on Muzaffer Paşa Caddesi, near the Ledra Palace crossing, was formally opened […]

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Maronite families settle in North Cyprus village for first time in 45 years

TEN Maronite families have moved to the North Cyprus village of Koruçam, it has been reported – the first “young blood” to the village in 45 years. The families have 16 children between them, including infants and secondary school students, according to a report published on Sunday by the Greek Cypriot daily Politis. Koruçam, also […]

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No deal Brexit threatens access across the Green Line for Britons in Cyprus

BRITISH citizens with homes in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) who travel via airports in the South could “face difficulties” if they do not register their presence with the Greek Cypriot authorities because of Brexit, the British government has warned. The Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus does not recognise the TRNC, established in […]

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Cyprus artworks and recordings hidden for nearly 50 years to go on show

Paintings and audio-visual recordings that have been gathering dust for almost five decades are to go on show in Cyprus at an exhibition, it has been announced. They will be displayed to the public for the first time since 1974, the United Nations spokesperson in Cyprus said on behalf of the island’s bicommunal Technical Committee […]

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TRNC London Rep tells British MPs: There is no “invasion” and “occupation” of Cyprus – Turkey acted lawfully in 1974

I would like to take this opportunity to address the ill-informed and distorted comments made by seventeen Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom in a video published by the “National Federation of Cypriots in the UK” on the anniversary of the 1974 Peace Operation in Cyprus. As it has become customary, the statements in […]