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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Erdogan visits Northern Cyprus, calls for two-state solution for island - ReutersErdogan visits Northern Cyprus, calls for two-state solution for island  Reuters

Street Name In Occupied Cyprus Renamed After Turkish Military Chief That Orchestrated 1974 Invasion - Greek - Greek City TimesStreet Name In Occupied Cyprus Renamed After Turkish Military Chief That Orchestrated 1974 Invasion - Greek  Greek City Times

Erdogan’s Visit to Northern Cyprus Stokes Decades-Long Dispute - The New York TimesErdogan’s Visit to Northern Cyprus Stokes Decades-Long Dispute  The New York Times

Coronavirus: Mayor says Paphos being unfairly treated - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: Mayor says Paphos being unfairly treated  Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: List of rapid testing centres for Tuesday - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: List of rapid testing centres for Tuesday  Cyprus Mail

Israel in ‘weak countries club’ if it looks away while Cyprus acts –study - The Jerusalem PostIsrael in ‘weak countries club’ if it looks away while Cyprus acts –study  The Jerusalem Post

US decries Ankara's moves in Cyprus | News | ekathimerini.com - www.ekathimerini.comUS decries Ankara's moves in Cyprus | News | ekathimerini.com  www.ekathimerini.com

Coronavirus: restrictions expected to be relaxed, Karayiannis says - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: restrictions expected to be relaxed, Karayiannis says  Cyprus Mail

Cabinet to decide on Wednesday about measures against COVID-19 - in-cyprusCabinet to decide on Wednesday about measures against COVID-19  in-cyprus

The Cyprus conundrum: A new direction? - Al Jazeera EnglishThe Cyprus conundrum: A new direction?  Al Jazeera English

Gradual worsening of weather conditions as of tomorrow | in-cyprus.com - in-cyprusGradual worsening of weather conditions as of tomorrow | in-cyprus.com  in-cyprus

Cyprus talks doubtful after Erdogan visit | News | ekathimerini.com - www.ekathimerini.comCyprus talks doubtful after Erdogan visit | News | ekathimerini.com  www.ekathimerini.com

What does Ersin Tatar’s win mean for Northern Cyprus? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhat does Ersin Tatar’s win mean for Northern Cyprus?  Al Jazeera English

'Bittersweet': reopened Cyprus resort highlights deepening divides across eastern Mediterranean - The Guardian'Bittersweet': reopened Cyprus resort highlights deepening divides across eastern Mediterranean  The Guardian

Dzheppar discusses Crimean Platform with ambassador of Cyprus - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsDzheppar discusses Crimean Platform with ambassador of Cyprus  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

In Cyprus, the Golden Passports Scheme Shows Us How Capitalism and Corruption Go Hand in Hand - Jacobin magazineIn Cyprus, the Golden Passports Scheme Shows Us How Capitalism and Corruption Go Hand in Hand  Jacobin magazine

Coronavirus: North reverses tough new entry measures - reports - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: North reverses tough new entry measures - reports  Cyprus Mail

Mediterranean island country, Cyprus, bans travel into or out of the towns to curb coronavirus spike - Hindustan TimesMediterranean island country, Cyprus, bans travel into or out of the towns to curb coronavirus spike  Hindustan Times

Northern Cyprus Elects Erdogan Ally - Foreign PolicyNorthern Cyprus Elects Erdogan Ally  Foreign Policy

Tornadoes hit northern parts of Turkish Cyprus, damage power grid | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTornadoes hit northern parts of Turkish Cyprus, damage power grid | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

UN brings Cyprus leaders together, mulling future talks on divided island - UN NewsUN brings Cyprus leaders together, mulling future talks on divided island  UN News

Frederick University to record food waste in push for sustainability - Cyprus MailFrederick University to record food waste in push for sustainability  Cyprus Mail

Get your papers, lazy Brits told - Cyprus MailGet your papers, lazy Brits told  Cyprus Mail

Greece, Cyprus And Israel Agree To Boost Defence Cooperation - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreece, Cyprus And Israel Agree To Boost Defence Cooperation - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Cavusoglu signals new Cyprus game plan | News | ekathimerini.com - www.ekathimerini.comCavusoglu signals new Cyprus game plan | News | ekathimerini.com  www.ekathimerini.com

After first rainfall, flamingos are back to Larnaca's wetlands – PHOTOS - in-cyprusAfter first rainfall, flamingos are back to Larnaca's wetlands – PHOTOS  in-cyprus

Ukraine calls upon Cyprus to join Crimean Platform - 112 InternationalUkraine calls upon Cyprus to join Crimean Platform  112 International

Coronavirus: 262 new cases, hospitalisations rise to 110 (Updated) - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: 262 new cases, hospitalisations rise to 110 (Updated)  Cyprus Mail

Third migrant group in 5 days arrives on Cyprus - InfoMigrantsThird migrant group in 5 days arrives on Cyprus  InfoMigrants

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly applied to become a citizen of Cyprus - CNBCFormer Google CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly applied to become a citizen of Cyprus  CNBC

Calls to speed up airport Covid tests as Cyprus and Lithuania drop off UK's 'green list' - The GuardianCalls to speed up airport Covid tests as Cyprus and Lithuania drop off UK's 'green list'  The Guardian

Turkey favors fair, permanent solution on Cyprus - Anadolu AgencyTurkey favors fair, permanent solution on Cyprus  Anadolu Agency

Pepperstone launches commercial operations in Cyprus - PR Newswire UKPepperstone launches commercial operations in Cyprus  PR Newswire UK

Cyprus: New silver Proof coins depict mosaic artefact of the legendary Leda and the Swan - Coin Update NewsCyprus: New silver Proof coins depict mosaic artefact of the legendary Leda and the Swan  Coin Update News

Moodle services strengthen in Cyprus and Greece as WIDE Services achieve Certified Premium Moodle Partner status - MoodleMoodle services strengthen in Cyprus and Greece as WIDE Services achieve Certified Premium Moodle Partner status  Moodle

Accuindex Onboards Husein Al-Koofee to Lead Cyprus Operations - Finance MagnatesAccuindex Onboards Husein Al-Koofee to Lead Cyprus Operations  Finance Magnates

No vaccine, no flight says Quantas - Cyprus MailNo vaccine, no flight says Quantas  Cyprus Mail

Chambers Global Guide To Insolvency 2020 - Insolvency/Bankruptcy/Re-structuring - Cyprus - Mondaq News AlertsChambers Global Guide To Insolvency 2020 - Insolvency/Bankruptcy/Re-structuring - Cyprus  Mondaq News Alerts

VAR to be tested in Cyprus for first time - Cyprus MailVAR to be tested in Cyprus for first time  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus announces curfew as COVID-19 cases rise - Reuters IndiaCyprus announces curfew as COVID-19 cases rise  Reuters India

Cypriot ghost town Varosha flourishes after 46 years, receives 67K visitors since opening | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahCypriot ghost town Varosha flourishes after 46 years, receives 67K visitors since opening | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Washington Is Pushing Cyprus To Stop Allowing Russian Ships To Moor In Its Ports - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comWashington Is Pushing Cyprus To Stop Allowing Russian Ships To Moor In Its Ports - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Cyprus-Greece ferry link one step closer - Financial MirrorCyprus-Greece ferry link one step closer  Financial Mirror

Exclusive: Ali Hassan Launches New FX Brokerage in Cyprus - Finance MagnatesExclusive: Ali Hassan Launches New FX Brokerage in Cyprus  Finance Magnates

A Surprise in Cyprus? Recent Elections and the Return of the Populist Right - Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)A Surprise in Cyprus? Recent Elections and the Return of the Populist Right  Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

BirdLife condemns shooting of two birds of prey, one died - Cyprus MailBirdLife condemns shooting of two birds of prey, one died  Cyprus Mail

British musician plays the piano for monkeys | in-cyprus.com - in-cyprusBritish musician plays the piano for monkeys | in-cyprus.com  in-cyprus

Increased cloud coverage all across Cyprus on Tuesday - in-cyprusIncreased cloud coverage all across Cyprus on Tuesday  in-cyprus

Election result boosts Turkey's two-state plan for Cyprus - Arab NewsElection result boosts Turkey's two-state plan for Cyprus  Arab News

Cypriot Businesses Unhappy With COVID-19 Lockdowns, Lost Revenues - The National HeraldCypriot Businesses Unhappy With COVID-19 Lockdowns, Lost Revenues  The National Herald

Greeks Still Live In Occupied Northern Cyprus: They Need Your Help This Christmas - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comGreeks Still Live In Occupied Northern Cyprus: They Need Your Help This Christmas - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Cyprus businesses say “lockdown is ridiculous” - Cyprus MailCyprus businesses say “lockdown is ridiculous”  Cyprus Mail

“Cyprus economy will recover to prepandemic levels next year” – Finance Minister - Cyprus Mail“Cyprus economy will recover to prepandemic levels next year” – Finance Minister  Cyprus Mail

Turkey’s Erdogan Plans to Attend ‘Picnic’ in Cyprus Flash-Point - BloombergTurkey’s Erdogan Plans to Attend ‘Picnic’ in Cyprus Flash-Point  Bloomberg

Russia caught U.S. warship in its waters, chased it off - in-cyprusRussia caught U.S. warship in its waters, chased it off  in-cyprus

Germany angers Turkey with attempt to police Libya arms embargo - in-cyprusGermany angers Turkey with attempt to police Libya arms embargo  in-cyprus

Mobile emergency medical unit in Thessaloniki | in-cyprus.com - in-cyprusMobile emergency medical unit in Thessaloniki | in-cyprus.com  in-cyprus

Private colleges say visa clampdown having 'catastrophic effects' - Cyprus MailPrivate colleges say visa clampdown having 'catastrophic effects'  Cyprus Mail

Erdogan condemns diplomatic 'games' during Northern Cyprus visit - ReutersErdogan condemns diplomatic 'games' during Northern Cyprus visit  Reuters

Egyptian And Syrian Migrants Tear Down French Flag From Embassy In Cyprus - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comEgyptian And Syrian Migrants Tear Down French Flag From Embassy In Cyprus - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

Economist to hold 16th Cyprus Summit | Business | ekathimerini.com - www.ekathimerini.comEconomist to hold 16th Cyprus Summit | Business | ekathimerini.com  www.ekathimerini.com

Cyprus lags in boardroom diversity; German government fixes quota - Cyprus MailCyprus lags in boardroom diversity; German government fixes quota  Cyprus Mail

Iceberg the size of Cyprus on collision course with Atlantic island - New Scientist NewsIceberg the size of Cyprus on collision course with Atlantic island  New Scientist News

News podcast: Is annexation on the cards for Cyprus - Cyprus MailNews podcast: Is annexation on the cards for Cyprus  Cyprus Mail

Trump administration gives green light to proceed with Biden transition - in-cyprusTrump administration gives green light to proceed with Biden transition  in-cyprus

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 59.05 million | in-cyprus.com - in-cyprusWorldwide coronavirus cases cross 59.05 million | in-cyprus.com  in-cyprus

Erdogan: Greece And Cyprus Must End Their "ill-educated Attitude" - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comErdogan: Greece And Cyprus Must End Their "ill-educated Attitude" - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

COVID19: Record Cyprus tests as cases stay high - Financial MirrorCOVID19: Record Cyprus tests as cases stay high  Financial Mirror

Cyprus: The hard facts about headquartering - Cyprus MailCyprus: The hard facts about headquartering  Cyprus Mail

Royal Marines Commando train with cutting-edge autonomous technology in Cyprus - Defence ConnectRoyal Marines Commando train with cutting-edge autonomous technology in Cyprus  Defence Connect

Holy Synod to discuss hot issue of Ukrainian Church's recognition - in-cyprusHoly Synod to discuss hot issue of Ukrainian Church's recognition  in-cyprus

Cyprus: Judicial Code of Ethics praiseworthy, but Parliament needs Code of Conduct to better fight corruption - Council of EuropeCyprus: Judicial Code of Ethics praiseworthy, but Parliament needs Code of Conduct to better fight corruption  Council of Europe

Peter Andre has to be rescued from zipwire on holiday in Cyprus as daughter Princess, 13, yells ‘my dad is s - The SunPeter Andre has to be rescued from zipwire on holiday in Cyprus as daughter Princess, 13, yells ‘my dad is s  The Sun

Natural gas to pave way for “substantially” lower electricity bills - in-cyprusNatural gas to pave way for “substantially” lower electricity bills  in-cyprus

Conor O'Dwyer arrested outside AG's office (Updated) - Cyprus MailConor O'Dwyer arrested outside AG's office (Updated)  Cyprus Mail

Lute expected in Cyprus between November 30 and December 2 - Cyprus MailLute expected in Cyprus between November 30 and December 2  Cyprus Mail

Israel can give Cyprus more tangible support - Financial MirrorIsrael can give Cyprus more tangible support  Financial Mirror

COVID19: Cyprus cases drop as death count rises - Financial MirrorCOVID19: Cyprus cases drop as death count rises  Financial Mirror

First visit but we're not impressed - Cyprus MailFirst visit but we're not impressed  Cyprus Mail

What the latest UK government announcement means for sport - Cyprus MailWhat the latest UK government announcement means for sport  Cyprus Mail

Cyta starts construction of submarine cable connecting Cyprus to France, Egypt - TelecompaperCyta starts construction of submarine cable connecting Cyprus to France, Egypt  Telecompaper

North extends quarantine rules for arrivals from south - Cyprus MailNorth extends quarantine rules for arrivals from south  Cyprus Mail

UK Removes Cyprus & Lithuania From Its Travel Corridor List - SchengenVisaInfo.comUK Removes Cyprus & Lithuania From Its Travel Corridor List  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Cyprus: Christodoulides to meet with his Slovak counterpart today - Independent Balkan News AgencyCyprus: Christodoulides to meet with his Slovak counterpart today  Independent Balkan News Agency

Coronavirus: Limassol protest against virus measures, corruption (Updated) - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: Limassol protest against virus measures, corruption (Updated)  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus, Slovak FMs meet in Nicosia, focus on bilateral ties - in-cyprusCyprus, Slovak FMs meet in Nicosia, focus on bilateral ties  in-cyprus

Delays in liberalising electricity supply - Financial MirrorDelays in liberalising electricity supply  Financial Mirror

Intense weather conditions turn Larnaca beach white (video) - Cyprus MailIntense weather conditions turn Larnaca beach white (video)  Cyprus Mail

Greek Cypriots in Rizokarpaso test positive to Covid-19 - in-cyprusGreek Cypriots in Rizokarpaso test positive to Covid-19  in-cyprus

Trade secrets: Cyprus referred to the Court - EU NewsTrade secrets: Cyprus referred to the Court  EU News

Apollon back on top, Nicosia giants falter - Cyprus MailApollon back on top, Nicosia giants falter  Cyprus Mail

Fitch Rates Bank of Cyprus's Senior Non-Preferred Debt Class 'CCC'/'RR6' - Fitch RatingsFitch Rates Bank of Cyprus's Senior Non-Preferred Debt Class 'CCC'/'RR6'  Fitch Ratings

Cyprus faces mass booking cancellations due to UK lockdown and hotels may stay closed until summer 2021 - The SunCyprus faces mass booking cancellations due to UK lockdown and hotels may stay closed until summer 2021  The Sun

Biden push to restore U.S. global role starts with Blinken - in-cyprusBiden push to restore U.S. global role starts with Blinken  in-cyprus

Ethereum hits highest point since 2018 - Cyprus MailEthereum hits highest point since 2018  Cyprus Mail

Jamie Donaldson tied at the top in Cyprus as darkness curtails second round - Sky SportsJamie Donaldson tied at the top in Cyprus as darkness curtails second round  Sky Sports

Cyprus offers assistance after earthquake in Greece and Turkey - Cyprus MailCyprus offers assistance after earthquake in Greece and Turkey  Cyprus Mail

Sabre Appoints Pantelis Kostantaras as Country Manager for Greece and Cyprus - GTP HeadlinesSabre Appoints Pantelis Kostantaras as Country Manager for Greece and Cyprus  GTP Headlines

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine can be 90% effective - Cyprus MailAstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine can be 90% effective  Cyprus Mail

Russian in Cyprus Was Behind Key Parts of Discredited Dossier on Trump - The Wall Street JournalRussian in Cyprus Was Behind Key Parts of Discredited Dossier on Trump  The Wall Street Journal