Cyprus dispute

Cyprus peace deal would see economy, incomes grow

A so-far elusive deal to reunite Cyprus would mean more money in pockets on both sides of the ethnically divided island, a World Bank and UN-funded report said Monday.
Presenting the study's results, authors Enrique Aldaz-Carroll and Reena Badiani-Magnusson said a peace accord could boost the incomes of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots by 7 percent within a decade.

Ankara says stands by guarantorship system for Cyprus

Turkey on Feb. 11 dismissed claims that it had accepted ending the guarantorship system for Cyprus, under which Turkey stands as a guarantor for the island.

"News reports in the Greek Cypriot press alleging that Turkey has accepted ending the guarantorship system for Cyprus are not true," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement.

Forty-five years on, ‘lost’ masterpieces see light in split Cyprus

It took more than 45 years, but 219 paintings thought lost or stolen - artwork that includes some of the most significant works produced by Greek Cypriot artists - have gone on display.

One work by artist George P. Georghiou has been hailed as one of Cyprus' "most iconic paintings."

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