French tourist explosion

France has become a major player in the Cyprus holiday market, with the number of French tourists expected to treble this year to 100,000 visitors, said tourism boss Savvas Perdios. The deputy


French Rafale fighter jets over Cyprus

French Rafale fighter jets will be flying over Cyprus this week, taking off from aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle which is currently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. Rafale fighter jets will be


Naval exercise with French frigate

A military exercise of naval cooperation (PASSEX) took place off the coast of Larnaca with a frigate of the French Navy, the Cyprus Defence Ministry confirmed. A statement by the Defence Ministry


French frigate patrols off Cyprus coast

French navy frigate La Fayette has arrived off the eastern coast of Cyprus and is expected to remain in the area until Wednesday, official sources told CNA. The French frigate is carrying