President calls for calm after Varosha protest

President Nicos Anastasiades urged people to show self-restraint after nationalists broke through the Dherynia crossing into no man’s land to protest against the opening of Varosha. Anastasiades condemned Sunday’s incident invo9lving around

Turkish Cypriots vote amid Varosha outcry

Turkish Cypriots head to the ballot box Sunday to elect their new leader amid rancour over Turkey meddling and the opening of the Varosha beachfront in the occupied north. Authorities in the

Varosha is lost without Cyprus peace process

Famagusta Mayor Simos Ioannou has warned that fenced-off Varosha will be lost without the resumption of UN-backed Cyprus peace talks. Speaking during a rally held at Dherynia checkpoint to condemn the opening

UK Cypriots urge Raab to act over Varosha

A group of 25 prominent UK Cypriots have written to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab condemning the unlawful opening of Varosha beachfront as the latest “irresponsible and inhumane” aggression by Turkey. They “strongly


Cyprus to raise Varosha issue at EU summit

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will raise the issue of Turkey re-opening fenced-off Varosha at the next European Council summit on October 14-15. Government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said Wednesday that recourse has already