Cyprus dispute

Chances of Cyprus peace talks restart look dimmer as Turkish Cypriot leader sees no common ground

Chances of restarting formal talks to mend Cyprus' decades-long ethnic division appeared dimmer Wednesday as the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots told a UN envoy that he saw no common ground with Greek Cypriots for a return to negotiations.

The US reluctance to call Turkey’s presence in Cyprus an occupation

This summer will mark 50 years since Turkey's invasion of Cyprus, and for the last five decades tens of thousands of Turkish occupation troops have been present in the northern part of the island. 50 years later, the US still refuses to officially recognize Turkey's illegal occupation as an occupation.

EU boost for Turk-Cypriot businesses

The European Commission, in partnership with GIZ International Services, has initiated a two-year project aimed at bolstering private sector development within the Turkish-Cypriot community and enhancing Green Line trade, as per a press release.

With a total budget of 4 million euros, the project will be fully financed by the Aid Program for the Turkish-Cypriot community.

Erdogan’s comments on Cyprus a blatant distortion of the historical truth, say sources

Greek diplomatic sources have reacted to remarks made by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan regarding Cyprus.

In a speech he delivered to Turkish military personnel at a dinner Monday, Erdogan not only defended the Turkish invasion of Cyprus but went even further by arguing that if Turkish forces had moved further south in 1974, then Cyprus might be all Turkish today.

In ethnically split Cyprus, buffer zone tensions persist after decades, a UN official says

Decades on from the ethnic division of Cyprus, tensions persist along the 180-kilometer buffer zone separating breakaway Turkish Cypriots from Greek Cypriots in the internationally recognized south, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping force on the island said Monday.