Cyprus

Country Cyprus
Capital Nicosia
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Greek, Turkish, Armenian, Cypriot Arabic, Cypriot Greek & English

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A former British colony, Cyprus became independent in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capital of Nicosia. Despite the deployment of UN peacekeepers in 1964, sporadic intercommunal violence continued forcing most Turkish Cypriots into enclaves throughout the island. In 1974, a Greek Government-sponsored attempt to seize control of Cyprus was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled more than a third of the island. In 1983, the Turkish Cypriot-occupied area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC"), but it is recognized only by Turkey. The election of a new Cypriot president in 2008 served as the impetus for the UN to encourage both the Turkish and Cypriot Governments to reopen unification negotiations. In September 2008, the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities started negotiations under UN auspices aimed at reuniting the divided island. The entire island entered the EU on 1 May 2004, although the EU acquis - the body of common rights and obligations - applies only to the areas under the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot Government, and is suspended in the areas administered by Turkish Cypriots. However, individual Turkish Cypriots able to document their eligibility for Republic of Cyprus citizenship legally enjoy the same rights accorded to other citizens of European Union states.

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EU targets Turkey's oil drilling off Cyprus coast - DW (English)EU targets Turkey's oil drilling off Cyprus coast  DW (English)

Cyprus' Church to return money if donor's passport revoked - Associated PressCyprus' Church to return money if donor's passport revoked  Associated Press

Six wealthy Cypriots own assets equal to Cyprus' GDP - In-Cyprus.comSix wealthy Cypriots own assets equal to Cyprus' GDP  In-Cyprus.com

Europe’s other wall: How militarised barrier continues to divide Cyprus, 30 years after Berlin’s came down - The IndependentEurope’s other wall: How militarised barrier continues to divide Cyprus, 30 years after Berlin’s came down  The Independent

Angelides notes EU solidarity with Cyprus on the issue of 3rd party participation in PESCO - In-Cyprus.comAngelides notes EU solidarity with Cyprus on the issue of 3rd party participation in PESCO  In-Cyprus.com

Large fire in Akamas, suspected arson - In-Cyprus.comLarge fire in Akamas, suspected arson  In-Cyprus.com

Greece, Israel and Cyprus – with or without others, Tom Ellis | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece, Israel and Cyprus – with or without others, Tom Ellis | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece calls for an urgent resolution to the Cyprus problem - In-Cyprus.comGreece calls for an urgent resolution to the Cyprus problem  In-Cyprus.com

Gibraltar Blackball team notch several wins in Cyprus - Gibraltar ChronicleGibraltar Blackball team notch several wins in Cyprus  Gibraltar Chronicle

Turkey's Erdogan says talks with EU may end over Cyprus sanctions - ReutersTurkey's Erdogan says talks with EU may end over Cyprus sanctions  Reuters

Richest People In Cyprus For 2019: Who Are Cyprus's Top Billionaires? - CEOWORLD magazineRichest People In Cyprus For 2019: Who Are Cyprus's Top Billionaires?  CEOWORLD magazine

Why Germany Conquered Cyprus - watchjerusalem.co.ilWhy Germany Conquered Cyprus  watchjerusalem.co.il

Atmospheric dust levels increase across Cyprus - In-Cyprus.comAtmospheric dust levels increase across Cyprus  In-Cyprus.com

British bases looking for ‘dangerous’ man - Cyprus MailBritish bases looking for ‘dangerous’ man  Cyprus Mail

London's CATS coming to Cyprus - Cyprus MailLondon's CATS coming to Cyprus  Cyprus Mail

New warning over high dust levels - Cyprus MailNew warning over high dust levels  Cyprus Mail

Nemesis exercise ‘highlights Cyprus’ strength’ in EEZ risk management - Cyprus MailNemesis exercise ‘highlights Cyprus’ strength’ in EEZ risk management  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Revokes 'Golden' Passports to 26 Investors in a Bid to Join Schengen - SchengenVisaInfo.comCyprus Revokes 'Golden' Passports to 26 Investors in a Bid to Join Schengen  SchengenVisaInfo.com

‘Political solutions’ being used to secure halloumi as Cyprus product - Cyprus Mail‘Political solutions’ being used to secure halloumi as Cyprus product  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus to strip ‘golden passports’ from 26 people - Financial TimesCyprus to strip ‘golden passports’ from 26 people  Financial Times

Cyprus strips 'golden' passports from 26 investors - BBC NewsCyprus strips 'golden' passports from 26 investors  BBC News

Cyprus to strip 26 'golden' passports given to investors - The GuardianCyprus to strip 26 'golden' passports given to investors  The Guardian

Aegean Airlines Increases Number of Flights from Cyprus - The National HeraldAegean Airlines Increases Number of Flights from Cyprus  The National Herald

Cyprus to Pull Citizenship for People Who Got Passports by Investing - BloombergCyprus to Pull Citizenship for People Who Got Passports by Investing  Bloomberg

Only targeted expansion moves for McDonald's - In-Cyprus.comOnly targeted expansion moves for McDonald's  In-Cyprus.com

Dogs and Cats - Cyprus MailDogs and Cats  Cyprus Mail

Passports programme has ‘damaged the country’ - Cyprus MailPassports programme has ‘damaged the country’  Cyprus Mail

Limassol hit by wave of Airbnb scams - Cyprus MailLimassol hit by wave of Airbnb scams  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus to strip 26 people of citizenship acquired under investment programme - EuronewsCyprus to strip 26 people of citizenship acquired under investment programme  Euronews

‘Cyprus will not be saved by passports’ (updated) - Cyprus Mail‘Cyprus will not be saved by passports’ (updated)  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus defends ‘golden passport’ scheme after Jho Low link - Financial TimesCyprus defends ‘golden passport’ scheme after Jho Low link  Financial Times

Over €200m in personal transfers sent from Cyprus to third countries in 2018 - Cyprus MailOver €200m in personal transfers sent from Cyprus to third countries in 2018  Cyprus Mail

Live-And-Work Rights For UK Nationals In Cyprus After Brexit - Immigration - European Union - Mondaq News AlertsLive-And-Work Rights For UK Nationals In Cyprus After Brexit - Immigration - European Union  Mondaq News Alerts

Animal Rescue Cyprus cries out for financial help - In-Cyprus.comAnimal Rescue Cyprus cries out for financial help  In-Cyprus.com

VAT Treatment Of Aircraft Handling Services In Cyprus - Tax - Cyprus - Mondaq News AlertsVAT Treatment Of Aircraft Handling Services In Cyprus - Tax - Cyprus  Mondaq News Alerts

Head down to Cyprus for great beaches and all the halloumi you could ever want - The SunHead down to Cyprus for great beaches and all the halloumi you could ever want  The Sun

Cyprus and China aim to strengthen business ties - Cyprus MailCyprus and China aim to strengthen business ties  Cyprus Mail

'Mistakes were made,' Cyprus minister says on passports uproar - Reuters'Mistakes were made,' Cyprus minister says on passports uproar  Reuters

Trainee specialist doctors stage three-hour strike - Cyprus MailTrainee specialist doctors stage three-hour strike  Cyprus Mail

Airbnb scam blooming in Cyprus - In-Cyprus.comAirbnb scam blooming in Cyprus  In-Cyprus.com

Anastasiades meets Guterres in Paris - Cyprus MailAnastasiades meets Guterres in Paris  Cyprus Mail

'Only losing my parents convinced me to find my roots and take back my heritage' - Telegraph.co.uk'Only losing my parents convinced me to find my roots and take back my heritage'  Telegraph.co.uk

CYPRUS: Fiscal Council calls for reforms to ward off potential risks - Financial MirrorCYPRUS: Fiscal Council calls for reforms to ward off potential risks  Financial Mirror

Conservation work to begin on occupied churches - Cyprus MailConservation work to begin on occupied churches  Cyprus Mail

AEGEAN Expands Activity in Cyprus - GTP HeadlinesAEGEAN Expands Activity in Cyprus  GTP Headlines

Environmental summer camps to launch next year - Cyprus MailEnvironmental summer camps to launch next year  Cyprus Mail

Entrepreneurial project at Frederick University a great success - Cyprus MailEntrepreneurial project at Frederick University a great success  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus revoking 'golden passports' - Bangkok PostCyprus revoking 'golden passports'  Bangkok Post

Businessman and family members arrested in north over Kyrenia property scandal - Cyprus MailBusinessman and family members arrested in north over Kyrenia property scandal  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus MFA: We Applied for Schengen Membership in September - SchengenVisaInfo.comCyprus MFA: We Applied for Schengen Membership in September  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Varosha inventory nearly complete, says Ozersay - Cyprus MailVarosha inventory nearly complete, says Ozersay  Cyprus Mail

Land development, construction sectors in Cyprus mark reduced NPLs - In-Cyprus.comLand development, construction sectors in Cyprus mark reduced NPLs  In-Cyprus.com

CYPRUS: Teachers protest against Archbishop meddling - Financial MirrorCYPRUS: Teachers protest against Archbishop meddling  Financial Mirror

Cyprus v Scotland: Mikey Devlin believes in Scott McKenna partnership - BBC NewsCyprus v Scotland: Mikey Devlin believes in Scott McKenna partnership  BBC News

Jho Low of Cyprus: 1MDB fugitive's passports keep police guessing - Nikkei Asian ReviewJho Low of Cyprus: 1MDB fugitive's passports keep police guessing  Nikkei Asian Review

Eni-Total's change of plans in Cyprus raise questions, Vassilis Nedos | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comEni-Total's change of plans in Cyprus raise questions, Vassilis Nedos | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Cyprus Launches Drones To Monitor Turkish Gas Drilling In Mediterranean - ForbesCyprus Launches Drones To Monitor Turkish Gas Drilling In Mediterranean  Forbes

Want to be in the next Cyprus Film Days? - Cyprus MailWant to be in the next Cyprus Film Days?  Cyprus Mail

The Moment to End Turkey's Other War, in Cyprus, Is Fading... - PassBlueThe Moment to End Turkey's Other War, in Cyprus, Is Fading...  PassBlue

Three arrests in Limassol prostitution sting - In-Cyprus.comThree arrests in Limassol prostitution sting  In-Cyprus.com

Cyprus 'golden passports' to be revoked if wrongdoing found - Minneapolis Star TribuneCyprus 'golden passports' to be revoked if wrongdoing found  Minneapolis Star Tribune

OUC lecture on Nikos Kazantzakis - Cyprus MailOUC lecture on Nikos Kazantzakis  Cyprus Mail

EU punishes Turkey for illegal Cyprus drilling with travel ban and asset freeze - Greek City TimesEU punishes Turkey for illegal Cyprus drilling with travel ban and asset freeze  Greek City Times

Exhibition is all about the cars - Cyprus MailExhibition is all about the cars  Cyprus Mail

Slight rise in tourism revenue in August - Cyprus MailSlight rise in tourism revenue in August  Cyprus Mail

Turkey's gas exploration off Cyprus raises tensions - Reuters UKTurkey's gas exploration off Cyprus raises tensions  Reuters UK

Qatar-Cyprus ties hailed during Independence Day celebrations - The Peninsula QatarQatar-Cyprus ties hailed during Independence Day celebrations  The Peninsula Qatar

Cyprus submitted application to enter Schengen area in September - In-Cyprus.comCyprus submitted application to enter Schengen area in September  In-Cyprus.com

Reading mum heads to Cyprus for international pool tournament - Reading ChronicleReading mum heads to Cyprus for international pool tournament  Reading Chronicle

Lecture series highlights those who made Larnaca special - Cyprus MailLecture series highlights those who made Larnaca special  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus signs deal for offshore gas concession - ReutersCyprus signs deal for offshore gas concession  Reuters

Cyprus detains 2 Syrians over boat filled with 131 migrants - Washington PostCyprus detains 2 Syrians over boat filled with 131 migrants  Washington Post

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus condemn Turkey's activities in Aegean, East Med, Syria | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comGreece, Egypt, Cyprus condemn Turkey's activities in Aegean, East Med, Syria | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

24-year-old man dies in labour accident - In-Cyprus.com24-year-old man dies in labour accident  In-Cyprus.com

Four members of same family arrested over roofs scam - Cyprus MailFour members of same family arrested over roofs scam  Cyprus Mail

CYPRUS: Church ready to give back $310000 Jho Low donation - Financial MirrorCYPRUS: Church ready to give back $310000 Jho Low donation  Financial Mirror

‘Made in Germany’: Tesla sets up shop in Berlin - Cyprus Mail‘Made in Germany’: Tesla sets up shop in Berlin  Cyprus Mail

Gadjo Dilo Live Concert - In-Cyprus.comGadjo Dilo Live Concert  In-Cyprus.com

Steven Naismith: Scotland need to build confidence against Cyprus and Kazahkstan - BBC NewsSteven Naismith: Scotland need to build confidence against Cyprus and Kazahkstan  BBC News

What channel is Cyprus vs Scotland? Live stream, TV and kick-off details - Daily RecordWhat channel is Cyprus vs Scotland? Live stream, TV and kick-off details  Daily Record

Betting games and satellite casinos raise state revenue - In-Cyprus.comBetting games and satellite casinos raise state revenue  In-Cyprus.com

Turkish journalist re-arrested, Turkish NBA star condemns his country’s lack of human rights - Cyprus MailTurkish journalist re-arrested, Turkish NBA star condemns his country’s lack of human rights  Cyprus Mail

Leyton Orient midfielder Hector Kyprianou gets Cyprus under-19 call-up for UEFA European Championship qualifiers - East London and West Essex Guardian SeriesLeyton Orient midfielder Hector Kyprianou gets Cyprus under-19 call-up for UEFA European Championship qualifiers  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Cyprus should heed what’s happening in Syria - Cyprus MailCyprus should heed what’s happening in Syria  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports - ReutersCyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports  Reuters

Ruel Sotiriou called up to Cyprus under-21 squad days after FA Cup heroics for Dover Athletic - East London and West Essex Guardian SeriesRuel Sotiriou called up to Cyprus under-21 squad days after FA Cup heroics for Dover Athletic  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Cyprus to ask UK why vase given to Thatcher was sold off - The Associated PressCyprus to ask UK why vase given to Thatcher was sold off  The Associated Press

Turkish drillship sails away from Cyprus' EEZ | News - www.ekathimerini.comTurkish drillship sails away from Cyprus' EEZ | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Summer Monteys-Fullam looks glamorous in Cyprus snap after Paul Hollywood split - Daily MailSummer Monteys-Fullam looks glamorous in Cyprus snap after Paul Hollywood split  Daily Mail

Cyprus determined to move ahead with energy plans, president says (Updated) - Cyprus MailCyprus determined to move ahead with energy plans, president says (Updated)  Cyprus Mail

Achord Choir bring songs from musicals and films - Cyprus MailAchord Choir bring songs from musicals and films  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus police pick up 21 migrants who crossed dividing line - The Associated PressCyprus police pick up 21 migrants who crossed dividing line  The Associated Press

Draft bill provides voluntary retirement option to civil servants - In-Cyprus.comDraft bill provides voluntary retirement option to civil servants  In-Cyprus.com

“Act for Heritage!”: Conference in Cyprus on protecting Cultural Property - Council of Europe“Act for Heritage!”: Conference in Cyprus on protecting Cultural Property  Council of Europe

Cyprus to get $520 million annually from new gas deal - Times of MaltaCyprus to get $520 million annually from new gas deal  Times of Malta

131 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus by boat | News - www.ekathimerini.com131 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus by boat | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Foreigh Affairs Council to adopt regulation on Turkish illegal drillings in Cyprus’ EEZ - Cyprus MailForeigh Affairs Council to adopt regulation on Turkish illegal drillings in Cyprus’ EEZ  Cyprus Mail

The time of reckoning has come - Cyprus MailThe time of reckoning has come  Cyprus Mail

House threatens bank over increased charges - Cyprus MailHouse threatens bank over increased charges  Cyprus Mail

Interview: Cyprus eyes on China as new tourism market: deputy minister - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaInterview: Cyprus eyes on China as new tourism market: deputy minister - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua