Tag: Greek Cypriot

HP News
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 […]

Books
Metin Murat’s historical novel The Crescent Moon Fox launched in London

The Crescent Moon Fox – the debut book by Turkish Cypriot author Metin Murat – was launched in London last week. The novel, set in Cyprus from the British colonial rule era through to the turn of the millennium, was promoted by the publisher Armida Books at the London Book Fair. The three-day event in […]

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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 […]

HP Features
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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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”. […]