We do not meddle with Turkish Cypriots’ internal matters, FM reiterates

Cyprus Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides reiterated on Saturday the government’s position that it does not meddle with the Turkish Cypriot community’s internal matters, expressing the hope that the next Turkish Cypriot leader will be a proponent of a bizonal federation solution and will be in favour of a resumption…

FinMin to take part at Eurogroup meeting on Monday

Cyprus Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides travels to Brussels on Sunday to take part on Monday at a Eurogroup meeting which will discuss, among other issues, the shift from labour to environmental taxation. According to the agenda highlights published at the Eurogroup`s website, during the meeting the Commission will present its…

Turkey’s provocative actions in Varosha are unacceptable, Cyprus President says

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has referred to Turkey`s provocative actions in the fenced - off part of Turkish occupied Famagusta, known as Varosha, noting that they are not and will not be accepted, adding that the government will not remain with its "hands tied". President Anastasiades was addressing an event…

Settling Varosha would be “the gravestone of Cyprus problem,” Famagusta Mayor says

Turkish occupied Famagusta’s Mayor Simos Ioannou has expressed the view that if the fenced – off part of the city, known as Varosha, is settled it will be the gravestone of the Cyprus problem. Ioannou was speaking after an extraordinary meeting of the municipal council yesterday, in Deryneia, which took…

Defence Minister holds contacts during Munich Security Conference

Defence Minister Savvas Angelides briefed his counterparts and other officials on Turkey`s actions in Cyprus EEZ and regional security issues, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, where he participated. According to an announcement issued by Defence Ministry, Angelides met with several of his counterparts, took part in roundtable…

Cyprus FM to attend Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday

Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides travels on Sunday afternoon from Munich to Brussels to take part on Monday, at an EU Foreign Affairs Council which will focus, among other things, on the situation in Libya, EU - African Union relations and will exchange views at a working lunch…

Australian Parliamentarian refers to Cyprus in speech for resolution over Turkey’s actions in Syria

Australian Parliamentarian Steve Georganas has referred to Cyprus in an address before the Parliament, on a resolution he tabled calling on the country’s government to urge Turkey to cease its unilateral military operations in Syria and to support international efforts to hold Τurkey to account for its actions. In his…

Cyprus Speaker concludes official visit to Australia

Cyprus` House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris has concluded an official visit to Australia, heading an interparliamentary delegation, on Friday, with meetings with the Diaspora of Greeks, Cypriots, Israelis, Armenians and Lebanese in Australia as well as with a meeting with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Makarios. During the…

Australia visit outcome exceeded expectations, House Speaker says

House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris has said that the outcome from an official visit to Australia last week, has “exceeded expectations.” Syllouris is expected to have a meeting on Monday with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades during which he will also brief him about his visit in Australia, parliamentary sources…

Famagusta Municipality holds protest over Turkish occupied Varosha event

The Mayor and the members of the Municipal Council of Turkish occupied Famagusta are set to hold a protest at the Deryneia crossing point, over a round table meeting which takes place on Saturday in the fenced – off part of Famagusta, known as Varosha. The Municipal Council will have…