Romanian national detained in Cyprus; family, employer apply for consular assistance

Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) has reported that a Romanian national, a sailor on a ship in the port of Vassilikos, Cyprus, has been detained by the Cypriot authorities. According to a MAE press statement, the Romanian Embassy in Nicosia was notified on Tuesday about this fact.

Only civilian woman living in Cyprus’ buffer zone dies at 104

Elsie Slonim, the only civilian woman living in a buffer zone in the largest city of divided Cyprus, has died at the age of 104, according to a statement by Turkish Cypriot police authorities.

Having lived a life of adventures for more than a century, Slonim died from a respiratory failure at her house next to the Turkish military unit on the Dereboyu border in Nicosia.