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Erdogan warns he will release Jihadi prisoners if EU imposes sanctions over Cyprus

Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has warned that he will release jihadi prisoners and send them back to their European countries of origin should the EU go ahead with plans …

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EU Council threatens travel ban, asset freeze for individuals and entities drilling for oil in Cyprus waters

The Council of the European Union this week adopted a range of measures that are aimed against individuals or entities responsible for or are involved in unauthorised drilling activities of …

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Cyprus tightens up to revoke golden passports of wrongdoers

The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has pledged to revoke the passports that were mistakenly issued to rich foreigners who have been found to have committed any wrongdoing. According to …

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Cyprus questions why state gift to Thatcher is on sale at Christie’s

The Cyprus government is expected to demand answers from Britain as to why a 2,700-year-old vase given as a state gift to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was recently sold …

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Shakira and Gerard Pique overjoyed with purchase of luxury villa in Cyprus

Shakira, the world-famous Colombian songstress, has bought a villa in coastal Peyia, Paphos, according to reports in Cyprus local media. The property owned by Shakira and her partner, Barcelona football …

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Turkish-Cypriot teachers up in arms over teacher wearing hijab

Turkish-Cypriot Trade Unionist Selma Eylem said that teachers in the occupied part of Cyprus are up in arms over the appointment of a teacher who was appointed on 25 October …

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Concern over the plight of 8,500 missing domestic workers from Cyprus

The Cyprus House Ethics committee heard on Wednesday that around 8,500 domestic workers had been reported missing in the country. Zacharias Zachariou, chairman of the Ethnics committee said, nobody knows …

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Cyprus Halloumi Festival – not just about the cheese, but also about the ‘dream’ of Cypriot Australians

The Cyprus Halloumi festival took place over the weekend, but there was more to it than just halloumi. Cyprus Community of Melbourne President Stelios Angelodimou told Neos Kosmos that it …

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British alleged gang rape victim tells Cyprus court she was forced to sign retraction, which is written in broken English

The British teenager, who claimed she was gang-raped by Israeli teenagers at an Aya Napa beach resort in Cyprus, told court on Wednesday that Cyprus police forced her to sign …

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THI Australia supports mentoring for Greek students in remote communities

The Hellenic Initiative Australia announced it will be supporting an innovative education and youth empowerment program that connects students from remote and disadvantaged schools across Greece with mentors from around …