Tag: ELAM

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Niyazi Kızılyürek makes history as first Turkish Cypriot MEP

A Turkish Cypriot candidate for South Cyprus’ left-wing AKEL party has been elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Niyazi Kızılyürek was formally declared one of Cyprus’ six MEPs after European elections were held in the southern part of the island yesterday, Sunday 26 May. Following the results, Kızılyürek told the Cyprus News […]

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Lord Maginnis calls for High Commissioner Kidd to be sacked, as row heats up

  The furore over British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd’s attempts to justify Great Britain’s handling of the Cyprus problem continues. One British peer has called for “disciplinary action” against the senior diplomat, while many other British expats and Turkish Cypriots have voiced their indignation at Mr Kidd’s comments. In a very rare visit to the […]

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Infiltrating a Greek neo-Nazi rally in Cyprus
 

  “What is this protest about?” I asked a group of young men sitting on the sidelines of a mass rally on the southern side of Nicosia’s Ledra Palace crossing. They took one look at me, all of them with the same unwelcoming frowns, before raising their hands to indicate that they would not speak […]

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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 […]

News - TRNC
Cyprus Talks off as President Akıncı insists Greek Cypriot leader overturns ‘Enosis’ vote

Tomorrow’s planned meeting between President Mustafa Akıncı and President Nicos Anastasiades has been cancelled. “Unfortunately, we have just been informed by the #UN that, due to the Turkish Cypriot leader’s refusal to attend, tomorrow’s scheduled meeting will not take place,” Anastasiades’ spokesman Nicos Christodoulides tweeted earlier today. The crisis between the two leaders blew up […]

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Greek Cypriot businessman threatened for trading North Cyprus potatoes

A businessman in South Cyprus has been attacked after doing a deal to export Cyprus potatoes grown in North Cyprus. According to a report in the Cyprus Mail, Christos Christofi has had shots fired outside his home, received calls threatening to burn down his premises and last week faced a protest by an unruly mob, […]

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Former TRNC President attacked by far-right protesters in South Cyprus

Former Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat was again targeted by far-right nationalists in South Cyprus. The incident took place on Wednesday evening during a conference in Limasol where Talat was part of a panel of speakers discussing the benefits of a unitedCyprus. On March 26, several hundred ELAM (National Popular Front) supporters – the Cypriot equivalent of Greece’s […]