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The wounds remain open, 46 years after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

Monday 20 July marks the completion of 46 years since the day that Turkish troops invaded Cyprus. The bleak anniversary is commemorated every year to honour the fallen and mourn …

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A moment of silence to remember 46 years since the invasion of Cyprus

It was 15 July 1974 when the Greek military regime attempted to unify with Cyprus resulting in Archbishop Makarios being overthrown and consequently fleeing to Britain. In retaliation, Turkey instigated …

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Foreign buyers of Cyprus real estate in decline

There was a 62 per cent drop in foreign investors on the Cyprus property market in the first half of 2020 compared to the previous year. The decline is attributed …

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Cyprus Archbishop says Hagia Sophia conversion shows Turks are “uncivilised” and Europeans only after their own “interests”

Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus stated that Turks “remained uncivilised, coarse” in his statement concerning the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, however, he added that Europeans “see their rigid …

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Erdogan’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque causes worldwide fury

Byzantine Emperor Justinian’s jewel, build in the sixth century Hagia Sophia instantly became and remained the main seat of the Eastern Orthodox church for hundreds of years. The building, a …

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Inbound international flights to Australia to be halved

The announcement on Friday that international arrivals into Australia will be reduced by more than half is concerning to Australians overseas, amongst them many residents of Greek descent, who are …

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GCM history and culture series resumes online with COVID-19 nuanced talk

Not ones to break tradition even with a certain pandemic in the way, the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) celebrates a decade of presenting Greek History and Culture Seminars with …

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Cyprus launches multilingual SMS blitz to prevent migrant arrivals

Cyprus is launching a multilingual SMS campaign to stop migrants from believing that the island nation is a gateway to the European Union. Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said the …

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Cyprus to cover costs for tourists contracting COVID-19 on holiday

In a bid to encourage touristm this summer, the government of Cyprus is pledging to pay for accommodation, medicine and food for any tourist and their family who tested positive …

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Cyprus officers investigated over handling of serial killer case

The Attorney General of Cyprus has launched an investigation into the way police handled the process that eventually led to the conviction of an army officer for the murder of …

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