33 arrested after violence at migrant camp

Police arrested 33 people after violence erupted at Cyprus’ main migrant reception centre when fighting broke out between two ethnic groups, authorities said Tuesday. Riot police were called to quell a disturbance

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

British MP Theresa Villiers slams Pyla violence

“Attacks on UN peacekeeping forces in Cyprus are completely unacceptable, and I condemn them,” British Conservative MP Theresa Villiers posted on Instagram about the Pyla buffer zone violence. “The Turkish authorities should


UN Security Council condemns Pyla violence

Members of the Security Council condemned the violent incidents in the Pyla buffer zone, with assaults by Turkish Cypriots against UN peacekeepers, reiterating their full support for UNFICYP. After a long meeting with several


Domestic violence worsening

Last year the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO) managed 3,122 domestic/partner violence incidents compared to 2,854 in 2021, 2,147 in 2020 and 1,384 in 2019.


Putting out the fire with petrol

There is a tendency in Cyprus to ignore that resolving social ills are the stitches that enable politics to work. Dogma and theories present wishful thinking of what should be, but reality

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