UN official to visit Pyla buffer zone

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will visit the buffer zone in Pyla on Thursday to see the situation on the ground after the attacks against peacekeepers in August. Lacroix is

Pyla works begin under UN supervision

Road works got underway in the buffer zone mixed village of Pyla on Monday, with the government saying it is committed to implementing the provisions of the understanding reached by both sides.

Pyla deal first step to resuming talks

Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, Colin Stewart, told the Security Council that the understanding reached on Pyla was a first step to resuming stalled talks, according to diplomatic

EU, Turkey praise brokered deal on Pyla dispute

The European Union has joined the government and, surprisingly, the Turkish Foreign Ministry in welcoming the UN-brokered agreement on the Pyla road dispute as bringing mutual benefits. Posting on the X platform,

UN declare deal on Pyla road dispute

UNFICYP announced that an understanding has been reached on arrangements to resolve the Pyla road dispute with Turkish Cypriot authorities. “An understanding has been reached on arrangements that will resolve the ongoing

Still no agreement on Pyla road

Government spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis said there is no agreement on the Pyla road dispute despite the Turkish Cypriot media saying a deal has been reached and construction will resume on Monday. On

A deep dive into Pyla crisis

The unprecedented attack by the Turkish Cypriots against members of UNFICYP in the buffer zone highlights their efforts to challenge the functions of the UN force in Cyprus by a decision to


UN chief focused on Cyprus

Senior UN official Miroslav Jenča said everything is being done to break the six-year deadlock and help the sides resume Cyprus negotiations. He met President Nikos Christodoulides in Nicosia on Monday to

British MP Theresa Villiers slams Pyla violence

“Attacks on UN peacekeeping forces in Cyprus are completely unacceptable, and I condemn them,” British Conservative MP Theresa Villiers posted on Instagram about the Pyla buffer zone violence. “The Turkish authorities should


UN holds contacts on Pyla dispute

UN head of Mission Colin Stewart continues discussions with both sides in Cyprus to find a mutually acceptable way forward in the Pyla buffer zone row. Well-informed sources told the Cyprus News