Greek Cypriot administration
Two Turkish Cypriot political parties announced on April 15 that they are set to form a new coalition government, in the wake of the last government's collapse earlier this month.
National Unity Party (UBP) Chairman Hüseyin Özgürgün said he has signed a protocol to form a new coalition with Serdar Denkta?, chair of the Democratic Party-National Forces (DP-UG).
One of Turkish Cyprus' coalition parties has withdrawn from the government in a move that could soon trigger new elections.
National Unity Party (UBP) Chairman Hüseyin Özgürgün said the party decided unanimously to withdraw from the government due to its inability to address the country's economic problems.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz will pay a visit to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, during which he will also come together with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Ak?nc?.
Schulz will visit Ak?nc? in Nicosia in the afternoon of March 29, a written statement issued by the Turkish Cypriot presidency stated on March 24.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Ak?nc? lashed out at European Union Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis for his plans to pay a courtesy visit of just 15 minutes when he comes to the island in the coming days.
Speaking at a local SME summit on March 2, Ak?nc? said they would not prefer a visit from Dombrovskis at all if it is only going to be a courtesy visit of 15 minutes.
The historic Denya Mosque in Greek Cyprus has been attacked by arsonists and completely destroyed, while the two leaders on the divided island have condemned the attack.
Unknown assailants staged an arson attack on an historic mosque located in the Denya area inside the territories of the Greek Cypriot administration.