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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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International football agent calls out FIFA and UEFA for “double standards” over Russia sports ban

A Turkish Cypriot football agent has hit out at FIFA’s “double standards” after it announced a football ban on Russia in response to the country invading Ukraine, which also contravenes its motto to ‘keep politics out of sport’. Monday’s decision by the world football body to bar the Russian national team from international competitions indefinitely […]

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LGBT+ History Month: The legacy of British ‘anti-sodomy’ laws in Cyprus

February is LGBT+ History Month in Britain. During this annual month-long observance, the UK puts the historic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) and their fight for equal rights in the spotlight. The aim of the month is simple: to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, LGBTI+ people, and to […]

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Turkiye can close straits to Russian warships once it legally declares the conflict in Ukraine a “war”

Turkiye could close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits to warships if the Turkish President and Parliament declares the conflict between Russia and Ukraine a “war”, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said. Ukraine has officially requested Turkiye to stop Russian warships from accessing the straits, which the Turkish government has the right to do […]

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President Tatar tells EU to ‘contribute to a solution, not to the conflict’ in Cyprus

“We are ready to continue and expand our cooperation with the EU”, President Ersin Tatar told Mario Nava, the European Union Director-General for Structural Reform Support, in an online meeting on Thursday, 3 February. The Turkish Cypriot leader was discussing improving cooperation with the European Union (EU) through different projects that are designed to aid […]

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European Commission offers 140 scholarships for Turkish Cypriots to study in the EU

A new funding initiative has been announced by the European Union to help Turkish Cypriots wanting to pursue higher and vocational education in an EU member state. Earlier this week, the European Commission announced details of its latest scholarship programme for “the Turkish Cypriot community” for the next academic year. The 2022/23 EU Scholarship scheme […]