UN exploring common ground

The United Nations is continually engaged with the parties to explore common ground on the way forward on the Cyprus issue, said UN Secretary-General’s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. He said the recent visit

Calm at Pyla, UNFICYP monitors situation

There was calm in the Pyla buffer zone on Monday, with UNFICYP saying the force is monitoring the situation and will take action to stop any unauthorised resumption of construction. Speaking to

The fall of Varosha remembered

Monday marks the 49th anniversary of the second phase of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus that seized larger areas of the Republic, including the second city Famagusta. On August 14 1974, Turkish

Greece in favour of Turkey’s EU path

Athens favours Turkey’s course towards Europe, but Ankara must take tangible steps under EU law, Greek Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis said in an interview with Ghad TV during a recent visit to

Erdogan buries hopes of détente

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set in stone the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot side’s stance for a two-state solution to the Cyprus problem during his visit to the occupied north. Erdogan