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UK removes Cyprus from coronavirus ‘safe’ list

The increasing number of coronavirus cases in South Cyprus has prompted the British government to remove the island from its travel corridor. The new measures, which came in on Sunday morning, 1 November, means those returning from Cyprus must self-isolate for 14 days. The decision was announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Thursday. Last […]

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EU fails to act over Greek Cypriot ban on Green Line border crossing

The European Union is refusing to intervene in a row over South Cyprus suspending the Green Line Regulation for European citizens. Currently, visitors from EU countries and EU nationals resident in North Cyprus are prevented from crossing the Green Line border that divides the island into the Turkish North and the Greek South. Mustafa Akıncı, […]

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President Akıncı snubbed by EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus Mustafa Akıncı was left fuming after Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, failed to meet with him during an official visit to Cyprus. Mr Borrell (pictured top) had travelled to the island on Thursday after holding meetings in Athens, Greece, to discuss Cyprus’ offshore […]