UN not planning to leave Ledra Palace

UN spokesperson Aleem Siddique said there are no plans to abandon Ledra Palace barracks by the peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). He told CNA there was no possibility of soon returning the

International community recognises effort to resume talks

The international community recognises the constructive stance of the Greek Cypriot side on resuming Cyprus talks, said government spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis. He made statements after Tuesday’s National Council meeting, during which President

Appointment of UN envoy rejected by Tatar

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar rejected the appointment of a UN envoy for Cyprus during his meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in New York. Tatar also rejected participating in a

Tales from New York

This week, the government came to a standstill as attention focused on the President’s New York shuffle to get the international community re-engaged in the Cyprus problem. There was little much going


US sees importance of UN Cyprus envoy

President Nikos Christodoulides briefed US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland about his initiative to resume deadlocked Cyprus problem negotiations, underlining the importance of a UN envoy. The Cyprus News Agency said

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