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New footage from Famagusta shortly after Turkish bombings

Footage has emerged from the destroyed Cypriot city of Famagusta shortly after the Turkish bombings in 1974. The scenes, posted online by a Turkish user, are from Operation Attila 2 …

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Cyprus serial killer sentenced to seven life terms for murdering foreign women

Cypriot army captain Nicholas Metaxas, 35, was sentenced to several life terms in prison after pleading guilty to premeditated murder and kidnapping of seven women and girls. A three-judge panel …

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Turkey warns the EU against defending Cyprus EEZ in non-paper

The Turkish government distributed a non-paper to all European Union member states, with the exception of Cyprus, which it “does not recognise as a country”. In this document, Turkey has …

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EU states ‘solidarity’ with Cyprus but Turkey sends second drill ship to commence drilling in July

The European Council said that the EU will closely monitor Turkish drilling activities and would respond if necessary. The statement of its draft conclusion from a meeting on Thursday reads …

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Turkish occupied Varosha may ‘reopen’ for settlement after inventory is taken

The Cypriot city of Varosha, at the southern quarter of Famagusta, will be opened for resettlement in the Turkish-occupied part of the island, according to Turkish Daily Sabah. The newspaper …

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EU states solidarity with Cyprus over Turkey’s illegal drilling activities in the region

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said Turkey is moving further away from EU accession following its current illegal drilling activities in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ). A ministerial release following …

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Greece and Cyprus seek EU sanctions against Turkey following reports of drilling off Cyprus

Greece and Cyprus are taking action against Turkey following escalating tensions in the eastern Mediterranean following Ankara’s admission that it has started illegally drilling for gas west of Cyprus. The …

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British couple sues Cypriot government after their luxury home crumbles

British couple Simon and Jenny Phillips sold off everything to move into their luxury home in Cyprus in Armou, in the Paphos district, and live their dream of happy days …

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Court orders another eight days of detention for Cyprus serial killer suspect

Army captain Nicos Metaxas, 35, who confessed to the killing of five foreign women and two girls, appeared in court yesterday. The Cyprus court has extended his detention for another …

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Shocking news for Cyprus and its defence policy

Ill-advised by EU and Western Powers (so as not to ‘provoke’ Turkey) Cyprus has shamefully opted to register Cyprus’s EEZ coordinates and its continental shelf at the UN. Failing to …