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Eide: Resurrection of Cyprus talks to come from two sides
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Eide: Resurrection of Cyprus talks to come from two sides

makis - Aug 04, 2017

The ‘resurrection’ of the Cyprus peace process will not happen from the United Nations but by the divided island’s two sides, UN Cyprus envoy Espen Barth Eide…

Italy joins France in warning Ankara about Cyprus gas drilling
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Italy joins France in warning Ankara about Cyprus gas drilling

makis - Jul 31, 2017

Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti is paying a “symbolic” visit today (31 July) to Cyprus in light of oil and gas drilling that a consortium of…

Turkey’s role in collapse of Cyprus talks ‘cannot be disputed by anyone,’ Cyprus spokesman says
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Turkey’s role in collapse of Cyprus talks ‘cannot be disputed by anyone,’ Cyprus spokesman says

makis - Jul 24, 2017

Turkey’s insistence on continuing the guarantees treaty, rights of intervention in Cyprus and a permanent Turkish military presence on the island were responsible for the deadlock at…

The collapse of Cyprus reunification talks: Imposition of sanctions against Turkey is long overdue
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The collapse of Cyprus reunification talks: Imposition of sanctions against Turkey is long overdue

makis - Jul 20, 2017

By Constantine Tzanos, Contributor Nuclear engineer, PhD* July 7, 2017, marked the failure of another effort to solve the over 40-year-old problem of the division of Cyprus.…

Cyprus invasion: 43 years since Turkish aggression
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Cyprus invasion: 43 years since Turkish aggression

makis - Jul 20, 2017

In commemoration of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus by Turkish forces on July 20 1974, the sirens wailed across the island on Thursday at 5.30am, the time…

US and France offer support to Cyprus
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US and France offer support to Cyprus

makis - Jul 17, 2017

The “West Capella” drilling rig is expected start drilling today in the seabed of Cypriot waters at block 11. Despite continuous Turkish provocations and constant aggressive rhetoric…

Cyprus announces official start of oil exploration
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Cyprus announces official start of oil exploration

makis - Jul 12, 2017

The Cypriot Ministry of Energy officially announced the start of exploration drilling of in block 11 with the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) at the “Onesifiros-West 1”…

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Reuters: Turkey’s Erdogan warns oil companies over projects with Greek Cypriots

Panos - Jul 10, 2017

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said an important opportunity was wasted at last week's failed talks on Cyprus, and warned it was unacceptable that some energy companies were…

Cyprus talks crash without a deal
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Cyprus talks crash without a deal

Panos - Jul 07, 2017

High-level talks in the Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana hit a brick wall in the early hours of Friday morning with no deal on a strategic agreement…

Study finds Greek and Turkish Cypriots to be close genetically
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Study finds Greek and Turkish Cypriots to be close genetically

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have more in common than meets the eye, as according to a new DNA study most of them come from a single paternal…

Cyprus and Israeli plan their largest-ever military exercise
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Cyprus and Israeli plan their largest-ever military exercise

makis - Jun 08, 2017

The largest land-based exercise between the National Guard and the Israeli special forces will take place in the coming days in several areas of the Troodos mountains,…

Cyprus and Israeli plan their largest-ever military exercise
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Cyprus and Israeli plan their largest-ever military exercise

Panos - Jun 08, 2017

The largest land-based exercise between the National Guard and the Israeli special forces will take place in the coming days in several areas of the Troodos mountains,…

The remains of 17 Greek soldiers killed in Cyprus finally return to Greece
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The remains of 17 Greek soldiers killed in Cyprus finally return to Greece

makis - May 26, 2017

They are the sailors of the “Phaethon” torpedo boat that was sunk by Turkish aircrafts in 1964 and the commandos of the “Noratlas” transport aircraft that was…

Cyprus leaders to resume peace talks on April 11
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Cyprus leaders to resume peace talks on April 11

makis - Apr 04, 2017

Leaders of the divided island of Cyprus have agreed to resume peace talks on April 11, the United Nations said on Tuesday, following a two-month interruption after…

Cyprus leader sees delay in talks as Ankara ‘controls’ Turkish Cypriots
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Cyprus leader sees delay in talks as Ankara ‘controls’ Turkish Cypriots

makis - Feb 24, 2017

A few days after the latest round of Cyprus peace talks stalled, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday that he believed Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci would not…

Cyprus reunification stalled in row over 1950 vote
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Cyprus reunification stalled in row over 1950 vote

makis - Feb 22, 2017

Cyprus reunification talks were in disarray on Wednesday after reports the Turkish Cypriot side would not join this week's meeting because of the commemoration by Greek Cypriots…

Turkish FM: Turkey’s military rights still needed in Cyprus
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Turkish FM: Turkey’s military rights still needed in Cyprus

makis - Feb 21, 2017

Turkey’s foreign minister says his country’s right to intervene militarily in Cyprus is still necessary given recent actions that have fanned insecurity among Turkish Cypriots. Foreign Minister…

Cyprus tests to see if remains of missing were misidentified
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Cyprus tests to see if remains of missing were misidentified

makis - Feb 13, 2017

A committee uncovering the fate of hundreds of missing Greek and Turkish Cypriots said Saturday it's examining whether past DNA tests on unearthed remains were incorrect, resulting…

Cyprus posts surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016
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Cyprus posts surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

Cyprus posted a surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016, according to data release on Friday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus. The budget surplus for January-December…

Christodoulides: Guterres to discuss Cyprus issue in Turkey
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Christodoulides: Guterres to discuss Cyprus issue in Turkey

Sokratis - Feb 11, 2017

Government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides has described the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Turkey as important, in statements on Friday. He noted that Guterres’ visit is…