Presidential campaign goes north

Presidential candidate Achilleas Demetriades met Wednesday with the former leader of the Turkish Cypriot community Mustafa Akinci to build a communication bridge. After the meeting, Demetriades referred to the bond of friendship

Turkish Cypriots defy ‘Islamification’

Turkish Cypriots took to the streets this week, despite heavy rain, to protest the “Islamification” of their community after Turkey appointed religious authorities to preach conservative Islamic rhetoric to those attending mosques.

Nicosia condemns north UDI on 39th anniversary

Cyprus is protesting the unilateral declaration of independence by the breakaway Turkish-occupied north, proclaimed on 15 November 1983. This year marks the 39th anniversary of the self-declared “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”,

Turkish Cypriots pounded by inflation

Turkish Cypriots are seeing their purchasing power disappear, as prices of essential goods have skyrocketed within the past year, with inflation in the north recording a year-on-year 120% increase in October. According

Nicosia slams north bid to ban UN

Nicosia has blasted the Turkish Cypriot leadership for squeezing the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) into recognising the breakaway state by handing them a one-month ultimatum, demanding an “appropriate response”.

Nicosia seeks UN help to stop migrants from north

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris asked for the help of Cyprus peacekeepers (UNFICYP) to tackle a steep increase in illegal migration flows from the Turkish-occupied north through the UN-controlled buffer zone. During his

High rents send Greek Cypriot students north

Greek Cypriot students studying in Nicosia are resorting to renting apartments in the Turkish-occupied north, as they can’t afford accommodation in the capital, claimed an MP. At the House Education Committee, centrist

Turkish Cypriots abandoning the north

A growing number of Turkish Cypriots are leaving the island, as the worsening economic situation in the Turkey-occupied north combined with a standstill in peace negotiations has crushed hopes of a brighter

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