Tag: Cyprus

Film
Director Cey Sesiguzel on why his Cyprus documentary offers a “fresh perspective”, as he appeals for funds to complete the film

An award-winning British Turkish Cypriot filmmaker has set out to do what most documentaries on the Cyprus Problem fail to achieve, to create a balanced and historically accurate film about this long-running, complex political dispute. Londoner Cey Sesiguzel started his film, The Divided Island, back in 2020 and is now in the final phase of […]

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Why Greek Cypriots shouldn’t hide behind international law: they are breaking it with their misuse of the Doctrine of Necessity

Until 20 July 1974, the so-called ‘Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ of the so-called ‘Republic of Cyprus’ didn’t care a bit for International Law. Otherwise, by the summer 1965, the 1960 Constitution that formed the power-sharing Republic of Cyprus between Greek and Turkish Cypriots could have been fully restored. But Greek Cypriots preferred to continue […]

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20 July 1974

Where does history begin? This is not just idle speculation, but one of the most important questions that we can ask in the context of the history of modern Cyprus. For some it all starts on the 20th of July 1974. For others, those more serious students of history, the seeds of our Island’s present […]

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Cypriots unite to raise vital funds after devastating fire in North Cyprus

More than twenty groups from across Cyprus’ Green Line have joined forces to raise money for the communities affected by the savage June forest fire that spread across Gazimağusa district in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The fire broke out in the mountain forests of Mersinlik on 21 June, and quickly spread to […]

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A neighbour in need: founder Phoebe Coles explains Vicinus’ work and why they’re fundraising for women’s shelters across the Cyprus Green Line

Seven years ago, Phoebe Coles and two female student friends formed a social action group to help marginalised people in Cyprus. The group morphed into Vicinus, a voluntary-managed organisation that is involved in island-wide social and educational projects to support the rights of women, children and migrants. Vicinus has helped stage concerts for refugees, raise […]