Turkish Cypriot journalist takes on Turkey

Outspoken Turkish Cypriot journalist Şener Levent hopes for a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling in his case against Turkey that “will strengthen the principle of freedom of expression”. In statements to the Cyprus

Erdogan’s grip tightening triggers Lira dive

The Turkish Lira dived against the dollar this week as the Turkish state took control following the conviction of Istanbul’s Mayor, the biggest threat to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 2023 re-election. The

Nicosia welcomes EU Turkey reference

Cyprus welcomed the adoption of the EU Council Conclusions on Enlargement, which called on Ankara to stop any actions that could potentially lead to upgrading the breakaway north. “This reference is included for the

EU extends Turkey drilling sanctions

The European Council has agreed to extend the regime of sanctions against Ankara in response to Turkey’s unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. EU sanctions will be extended for a further

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Turkey’s absurdity is ‘daily phenomenon’

Greece and Cyprus’ Foreign Ministers agreed that Turkey’s ‘revisionist policy’ and ‘absurdity’ had become an everyday phenomenon in its relations with the two EU countries. Greek Foreign MinisterNicos Dendias and Cypriot counterpart

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A frozen conflict that’s heating up

With the cost-of-living crisis and a looming global recession occupying most of our thoughts, there is little room to contemplate the future of the Cyprus problem. Arguably, the island’s political division has

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