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 committed to backing Cyprus issue talks’ - The Siasat Daily‘EU committed to backing Cyprus issue talks’  The Siasat Daily

EU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says minister - The GuardianEU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says minister  The Guardian

Cyprus says EU stands ready to help restart dormant peace talks - Al Jazeera EnglishCyprus says EU stands ready to help restart dormant peace talks  Al Jazeera English

ANALYSIS - Greece and Southern Cyprus seek concessions, not solutions - Anadolu AgencyANALYSIS - Greece and Southern Cyprus seek concessions, not solutions  Anadolu Agency

World's rarest seals have a secret breeding cave in Cyprus - Livescience.comWorld's rarest seals have a secret breeding cave in Cyprus  Livescience.com

'Cyprus solution only possible with 2 separate states' | Daily Sabah - Daily Sabah'Cyprus solution only possible with 2 separate states' | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Cyprus slams Turkey over asylum-seeker `burden` - WIONCyprus slams Turkey over asylum-seeker `burden`  WION

European Sambo Championships to be held in Cyprus in May - Insidethegames.bizEuropean Sambo Championships to be held in Cyprus in May  Insidethegames.biz

Cyprus: Statehood and International Law - International Policy DigestCyprus: Statehood and International Law  International Policy Digest

What will €375,000 buy in Dublin, Newfoundland, Cyprus, France and Turkey? - The Irish TimesWhat will €375,000 buy in Dublin, Newfoundland, Cyprus, France and Turkey?  The Irish Times

UN plans Cyprus meeting in April as gap widens between sides - Hindustan TimesUN plans Cyprus meeting in April as gap widens between sides  Hindustan Times

The Cyprus issue today - www.ekathimerini.comThe Cyprus issue today  www.ekathimerini.com

Latest Cyprus, Greece and Spain travel updates as more countries consider Covid vaccine passports - My LondonLatest Cyprus, Greece and Spain travel updates as more countries consider Covid vaccine passports  My London

Turkey insists on 'two-state solution' in Cyprus - Arab NewsTurkey insists on 'two-state solution' in Cyprus  Arab News

Melco says Cyprus integrated resort now scheduled to open in mid-2022 - IAG - Inside Asian GamingMelco says Cyprus integrated resort now scheduled to open in mid-2022 - IAG  Inside Asian Gaming

Best beaches in Cyprus with golden sands and swim-friendly waters - Mirror OnlineBest beaches in Cyprus with golden sands and swim-friendly waters  Mirror Online

Church of Cyprus calls for country's entry to Eurovision to be dropped for promoting devil-worship - CNNChurch of Cyprus calls for country's entry to Eurovision to be dropped for promoting devil-worship  CNN

Cyprus Post: this project is a leap towards the future - Post and ParcelCyprus Post: this project is a leap towards the future  Post and Parcel

Cyprus to lift veil of secrecy with register of company owners - ReutersCyprus to lift veil of secrecy with register of company owners  Reuters

COVID19: Experts warn Cyprus could face 'third wave' - Financial MirrorCOVID19: Experts warn Cyprus could face 'third wave'  Financial Mirror

Turkey, Turkish Cyprus sign financial cooperation pact - Anadolu AgencyTurkey, Turkish Cyprus sign financial cooperation pact  Anadolu Agency

Cyprus reopens conservatories with COVID-19 restrictions - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCyprus reopens conservatories with COVID-19 restrictions - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cyprus-focused miner Caerus Mineral Resources set for London float - City A.M.Cyprus-focused miner Caerus Mineral Resources set for London float  City A.M.

'Greece has no intention for agreement in Cyprus' - Anadolu Agency'Greece has no intention for agreement in Cyprus'  Anadolu Agency

Paris supports a federation in Cyprus, French Ambassador tells CNA (video) - Cyprus MailParis supports a federation in Cyprus, French Ambassador tells CNA (video)  Cyprus Mail

Ankara rejects federation solution for divided Cyprus - Arab NewsAnkara rejects federation solution for divided Cyprus  Arab News

Here's why Cyprus is the original 'Love Island' - EuronewsHere's why Cyprus is the original 'Love Island'  Euronews

Nicola Sturgeon's response to Cyprus holiday plans as border set to reopen to vaccinated Brits - Glasgow LiveNicola Sturgeon's response to Cyprus holiday plans as border set to reopen to vaccinated Brits  Glasgow Live

Some upset in Cyprus over 'satanic' Eurovision song choice - Martinsville BulletinSome upset in Cyprus over 'satanic' Eurovision song choice  Martinsville Bulletin

Cyprus Launches Colour-coded Travel System - Greek City Times - GreekCityTimes.comCyprus Launches Colour-coded Travel System - Greek City Times  GreekCityTimes.com

India reminds Turkey of UNSC resolution on Cyprus, raises Omar Saeed`s acquittal at UNHRC - Zee NewsIndia reminds Turkey of UNSC resolution on Cyprus, raises Omar Saeed`s acquittal at UNHRC  Zee News

UK calls for flexibility ahead of UN-led Cyprus talks | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahUK calls for flexibility ahead of UN-led Cyprus talks | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

COVID19: Cyprus data worsens as Limassol cases surge - Financial MirrorCOVID19: Cyprus data worsens as Limassol cases surge  Financial Mirror

Jaishankar, Cypriot counterpart appreciate 'upward trajectory' of India-Cyprus ties - ANI NewsJaishankar, Cypriot counterpart appreciate 'upward trajectory' of India-Cyprus ties  ANI News

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid must repay state aid - Cyprus MailFC Barcelona and Real Madrid must repay state aid  Cyprus Mail

Two states in Cyprus? Why not, then, a unitary one? - www.ekathimerini.comTwo states in Cyprus? Why not, then, a unitary one?  www.ekathimerini.com

Cyprus police use tear gas at rally against graft, COVID curbs - Al Jazeera EnglishCyprus police use tear gas at rally against graft, COVID curbs  Al Jazeera English

Cyprus immigration guide for non-EU citizens | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostCyprus immigration guide for non-EU citizens | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Third way in Cyprus - Hurriyet Daily NewsThird way in Cyprus  Hurriyet Daily News

The most expensive apartments in Cyprus - Cyprus MailThe most expensive apartments in Cyprus  Cyprus Mail

'Greek Cypriot admin intends to harm 5+1 Cyprus talks' - Anadolu Agency'Greek Cypriot admin intends to harm 5+1 Cyprus talks'  Anadolu Agency

Niki Zarou files lawsuit against Yiolitis, Republic of Cyprus - in-cyprusNiki Zarou files lawsuit against Yiolitis, Republic of Cyprus  in-cyprus

Turkey says it will only join Cyprus talks with two-state proposal - www.ekathimerini.comTurkey says it will only join Cyprus talks with two-state proposal  www.ekathimerini.com

Cyprus accuses Turkey of creating new migration route - InfoMigrantsCyprus accuses Turkey of creating new migration route  InfoMigrants

The British plan for Cyprus - Hurriyet Daily NewsThe British plan for Cyprus  Hurriyet Daily News

Israel and Cyprus reach tourism deal for vaccinated travelers - The Times of IsraelIsrael and Cyprus reach tourism deal for vaccinated travelers  The Times of Israel

Cyprus to let in COVID-vaccinated Brits from May 1 - ReutersCyprus to let in COVID-vaccinated Brits from May 1  Reuters

Cyprus peace talks should stick to U.N. guidelines, Greece says - ReutersCyprus peace talks should stick to U.N. guidelines, Greece says  Reuters

Defying clampdown, Cyprus activists to protest again over graft - ReutersDefying clampdown, Cyprus activists to protest again over graft  Reuters

Asylum-seekers stuck in overcrowded Pournara camp in Cyprus want out - TRT WorldAsylum-seekers stuck in overcrowded Pournara camp in Cyprus want out  TRT World

Nicosia denies report EastMed pipeline could circumvent Cyprus' EEZ - Cyprus MailNicosia denies report EastMed pipeline could circumvent Cyprus' EEZ  Cyprus Mail

Three Routes For Non-EU Citizens To Gain Residence In Cyprus - Government, Public Sector - Cyprus - Mondaq News AlertsThree Routes For Non-EU Citizens To Gain Residence In Cyprus - Government, Public Sector - Cyprus  Mondaq News Alerts

Latest UK travel advice for Cyprus, Rhodes, Mykonos, Menorca and Sardinia - My LondonLatest UK travel advice for Cyprus, Rhodes, Mykonos, Menorca and Sardinia  My London

Jason Leitch ‘can’t tell us it’s safe to go to Cyprus’ as holiday destination set to allow Scots again - The Scottish SunJason Leitch ‘can’t tell us it’s safe to go to Cyprus’ as holiday destination set to allow Scots again  The Scottish Sun

Beach in Cyprus among 10 secret beaches in Europe - in-cyprusBeach in Cyprus among 10 secret beaches in Europe  in-cyprus

Cyprus Church says 'satanic' Eurovision entry must be yanked - Seymour TribuneCyprus Church says 'satanic' Eurovision entry must be yanked  Seymour Tribune

Thousands join anti-corruption protest in Cyprus - Republic WorldThousands join anti-corruption protest in Cyprus  Republic World

Cyprus to increase number of women in leading positions - Cyprus MailCyprus to increase number of women in leading positions  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus eases lockdown but curfew, ban on gatherings remains - www.ekathimerini.comCyprus eases lockdown but curfew, ban on gatherings remains  www.ekathimerini.com

Caerus Mineral Resources owns 14 of Cyprus"s 27 historic copper mines, and may now be adding gold into the mix too - Proactive Investors UKCaerus Mineral Resources owns 14 of Cyprus"s 27 historic copper mines, and may now be adding gold into the mix too  Proactive Investors UK

Foreign Secretary's press conference in Cyprus, February 2021 - GOV.UKForeign Secretary's press conference in Cyprus, February 2021  GOV.UK

Cyprus' 2021 Eurovision entry released (video) - Cyprus MailCyprus' 2021 Eurovision entry released (video)  Cyprus Mail

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Inia, Íneia, Pafos, Cyprus - VolcanoDiscoveryMagnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Inia, Íneia, Pafos, Cyprus  VolcanoDiscovery

Coronavirus: Cyprus updates country categories, entry requirements - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: Cyprus updates country categories, entry requirements  Cyprus Mail

The EU's Newcomer For Introducing Transfer Pricing Legislation - Tax - Cyprus - Mondaq News AlertsThe EU's Newcomer For Introducing Transfer Pricing Legislation - Tax - Cyprus  Mondaq News Alerts

Cyprus Police Attack Anti-Corruption Protesters – OCCRP - OCCRP - OCCRPCyprus Police Attack Anti-Corruption Protesters – OCCRP - OCCRP  OCCRP

Uproar over Cyprus' 'satanic' Eurovision entry (Updated) - Cyprus MailUproar over Cyprus' 'satanic' Eurovision entry (Updated)  Cyprus Mail

Frustration boils over at Cyprus migrant camp - InfoMigrantsFrustration boils over at Cyprus migrant camp  InfoMigrants

Raab warned not to violate 'red lines' over Cyprus after meeting leader of breakaway north - Telegraph.co.ukRaab warned not to violate 'red lines' over Cyprus after meeting leader of breakaway north  Telegraph.co.uk

Cyprus alarmed by migrant ratio, seeks assistance - www.ekathimerini.comCyprus alarmed by migrant ratio, seeks assistance  www.ekathimerini.com

Cyprus delivers boost to fintech, funds innovation clusters -- InvestCyprus - Cyprus MailCyprus delivers boost to fintech, funds innovation clusters -- InvestCyprus  Cyprus Mail

Northern Cyprus to gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions aa.com.tr - Anadolu AgencyNorthern Cyprus to gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions aa.com.tr  Anadolu Agency

Cyprus must increase renewable energy or face fines - Cyprus MailCyprus must increase renewable energy or face fines  Cyprus Mail

Northern Cyprus halts free virus tests as demand surges - Anadolu AgencyNorthern Cyprus halts free virus tests as demand surges  Anadolu Agency

Ankara ups the ante over refugees, the Cyprus issue - www.ekathimerini.comAnkara ups the ante over refugees, the Cyprus issue  www.ekathimerini.com

Coronavirus: more than 120,000 vaccine doses due to arrive in March - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: more than 120,000 vaccine doses due to arrive in March  Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: cabinet decrees self-isolation for arrivals from category A and B countries - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: cabinet decrees self-isolation for arrivals from category A and B countries  Cyprus Mail

Federation formula for Cyprus not realistic anymore: Turkish Cypriot leader - Hurriyet Daily NewsFederation formula for Cyprus not realistic anymore: Turkish Cypriot leader  Hurriyet Daily News

Cyprus Implements The 5th AML Directive – Key Developments And The Introduction Of Cryptoassets Service Providers - Technology - Cyprus - Mondaq News AlertsCyprus Implements The 5th AML Directive – Key Developments And The Introduction Of Cryptoassets Service Providers - Technology - Cyprus  Mondaq News Alerts

Greece, Cyprus and Israel agree vaccine travel deals - Travel Weekly UKGreece, Cyprus and Israel agree vaccine travel deals  Travel Weekly UK

OP/ED: Nikos Kotzias: The Cyprus Issue today - Independent Balkan News AgencyOP/ED: Nikos Kotzias: The Cyprus Issue today  Independent Balkan News Agency

Coronavirus: 500,000 to be vaccinated by June, minister says - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: 500,000 to be vaccinated by June, minister says  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus 0-10 Scotland: Stuart McLaren opens with high-scoring win - BBC SportCyprus 0-10 Scotland: Stuart McLaren opens with high-scoring win  BBC Sport

Coronavirus: epidemiological picture in Limassol of 'great concern' - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: epidemiological picture in Limassol of 'great concern'  Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: airports will reopen under traffic-light system - Cyprus MailCoronavirus: airports will reopen under traffic-light system  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus protest draws international scrutiny (Updated) - Cyprus MailCyprus protest draws international scrutiny (Updated)  Cyprus Mail

Elon Musk loses $20bn as Bitcoin, Tesla plunge - Cyprus MailElon Musk loses $20bn as Bitcoin, Tesla plunge  Cyprus Mail

Limassol's carnival King to tour the streets - Cyprus MailLimassol's carnival King to tour the streets  Cyprus Mail

Nigerian air force plane crash near Abuja airport kills 7 - Cyprus MailNigerian air force plane crash near Abuja airport kills 7  Cyprus Mail

Countries Londoners could fly to this summer including The Seychelles, Cyprus and Poland - My LondonCountries Londoners could fly to this summer including The Seychelles, Cyprus and Poland  My London

Last frontier: Western Australia's rugged Kimberley region - Cyprus MailLast frontier: Western Australia's rugged Kimberley region  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

North Cyprus to reopen disputed `ghost town` with Turkish backing - WIONNorth Cyprus to reopen disputed `ghost town` with Turkish backing  WION

Erdogan visits North Cyprus, calls for two-state solution for island - Times of IndiaErdogan visits North Cyprus, calls for two-state solution for island  Times of India

Earthquake in Cyprus Today: Magnitude 5 quake halts BUDGET PRESENTATION in Parliament; people in panic flee... - Zee BusinessEarthquake in Cyprus Today: Magnitude 5 quake halts BUDGET PRESENTATION in Parliament; people in panic flee...  Zee Business

Cyprus cancels maligned ‘golden passport’ scheme - The HinduCyprus cancels maligned ‘golden passport’ scheme  The Hindu

Cyprus imposes second nationwide coronavirus lockdown - The New Indian ExpressCyprus imposes second nationwide coronavirus lockdown  The New Indian Express

India, Cyprus review cooperation in various fields: MEA - The New Indian ExpressIndia, Cyprus review cooperation in various fields: MEA  The New Indian Express

Cyprus - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - GlobeNewswireCyprus - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses  GlobeNewswire

Opponents of 5G Networks Set Fire to Cyprus' Mobile Antennae - Gadgets 360Opponents of 5G Networks Set Fire to Cyprus' Mobile Antennae  Gadgets 360