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.

Blending plates beyond borders

The moment our plane landed the Lefkoşe (Nicosia) airport, I realized how much I missed the island. North Cyprus used to be a regular stop for me, especially in early spring when it was just the right time for wild asparagus, the so-called "Ayrelli" in Cypriot Turkish.

Europe Day celebrations in Cyprus mark 20 years in EU

Events celebrating Europe Day and the 20th anniversary of Cyprus' accession to the EU are being organized this week by the European Parliament Office in Cyprus and the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, with the participation in two of them, of the Cypriot president Nikos Christodoulides, and the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides.

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.

Nicosia and ENI discuss drilling plans

ENI's discoveries in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the scenarios for the utilization of the confirmed drillings as well as the preferred solutions to efficiently meet domestic energy priorities were discussed in a meeting of the president of the republic, Nikos Christodoulides, with ENI's Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi on Tuesday in the presence of the ministers of energy