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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 […]

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EU condemned over action against Turkey following East Med drilling activities

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots were united in condemnation of the European Union after the bloc announced a series of measures designed to punish Turkey over its drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) President Mustafa Akıncı, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar, Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay […]

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Akıncı ‘dismayed’ by Greek Cypriot rejection of gas and oil cooperation offer

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mustafa Akıncı has expressed his “regret” and “dismay” after Greek Cypriot political party leaders rejected his offer to work together to exploit potential offshore energy resources by claiming that a solution to the Cyprus problem must come first. Mr Akıncı accused the Greek Cypriot side of acting in […]

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US senators’ bid to lift arms embargo on Greek Cypriots, threaten Turkey, passes Congress hurdle – but with new Russian strings attached

A bill calling on the American government to lift a decades-old arms embargo on the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus has passed a legislative hurdle – but only after an amendment was added making such a move conditional on denying the Russian navy access to the island’s ports. The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations voted […]