Turkey blamed for enabling illegal migration

Turkey is behind mass irregular migration to Cyprus, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris during a review of his term in office. Nouris said that despite European efforts, there was no response on behalf

EU accepts Turkey’s manipulation of migration

The European Union has officially recognised Turkey’s exploitation of migrants through the Green Line, the Interior Ministry announced. It said: “After many months of difficult negotiations”, it achieved in Brussels “maximum diplomatic


Cyprus, IOM enhance cooperation on migration

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris and the International Organisation for Migration’s Regional Director, Ola Henrikson, discussed ways to enhance and increase financial cooperation between the two parties to return irregular migrants. During his first


Cyprus says migration burden too heavy

Cyprus cannot lift the growing migration burden as asylum applications exceed 11,000, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris, who has asked for emergency help from Brussels. Cyprus has received more than 11,000 asylum


EU supports Cyprus on migration pressure

The EU will stand with Cyprus under pressure from increased migration flows, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas pledged. He argued Turkey would not move outside a framework of incentives and sanctions,