Tag: Republic of Cyprus

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Russian ambassador tells Greek Cypriots: ‘Russian tourists will not come to Cyprus,  they’ll go to Turkiye’

The Greek Cypriot tourism sector will see one of its biggest markets evaporate this summer following its government’s decision to impose economic sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine, with Turkiye set to benefit instead. Stanislav Osadchiy, Russia’s Ambassador to Cyprus, told a local media outlet that Greek Cypriots had ‘shot themselves in the foot’ by […]

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Baby Asya “doing well” after receiving lifesaving treatment in South Cyprus

Baby Asya Polatlı has received potentially lifesaving gene therapy treatment in a South Cyprus hospital earlier today. The one-year-old toddler is being kept overnight at the Makarios Children’s Hospital in South Nicosia for observation after being administered Zolgensma, a pioneering one-time treatment for severe spinal muscular atrophy (Type 1 SMA). The drug is administered as […]

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Emirates in racism row after Turkish Cypriot passengers “humiliated” at Larnaca Airport

Two Turkish Cypriot sisters booked to fly on Emirates airline to the United Arab Emirates from Cyprus last month have complained of ‘discrimination’ and ‘racist abuse’ by the airline’s check-in staff at Larnaca Airport. Nilufer and Gulnaz Nejmi want to see the staff members responsible for the alleged abusive behaviour to be “retrained or removed”. […]

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New rules for British citizens in North Cyprus crossing into South Cyprus

The British High Commission in Nicosia has issued a statement concerning new procedures from the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus affecting British nationals in North Cyprus. From 1 October 2021, those living in or visiting the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus can cross freely across any Green Line check-point into South Cyprus as many times […]

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CTCA sounds alarm bells after Britain “undermines” Turkish Cypriots’ political rights

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) has launched a campaign to stop plans for commercial and residential development on Turkish Cypriot property in Britain’s Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) in Cyprus, calling the plans “unlawful”. The CTCA accuses the UK government of “deliberately undermining” Turkish Cypriot legal and political rights in order to move […]