Police on high alert for racist violence

Cyprus police are on red alert over possible trouble from anti-migrant agitators despite the cancellation of a high-risk demonstration on Wednesday outside the Presidential Palace. According to police sources, the force is

Government restoring public safety after racist violence

The government’s primary concern is public safety and implementing Cabinet decisions, particularly in Chlorakas, where clashes erupted between locals and migrants, government spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis said Wednesday. In statements after the Cabinet

21 arrests after racist violence

Police arrested 21 people in renewed violent incidents in Chlorakas, Paphos, as officers moved in to prevent clashes between Greek Cypriot hooded agitators and migrant residents. The 21 arrests add to the

President says Ayia Napa assault not racist

There were no racist motives behind the incident involving Greek Cypriots who allegedly assaulted a 25-year-old Turkish Cypriot woman in Ayia Napa, President Nikos Christodoulides told Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar. The President phoned Tatar to

Racist who kicked migrant mother jailed

A 44-year-old Greek Cypriot man caught on video physically assaulting and racially abusing a Congolese woman holding her 11-month-old baby last July was sentenced to eight months in prison. Larnaca District Court

Turkish Cypriots claim passport ban ‘racist’

Nicosia’s decision to rescind the Cyprus passports of 14 officials in the breakaway north in response to opening up fenced-off Varosha was slammed as ‘racist’ by the Turkish Cypriot leadership. Turkish Cypriot