Turkish invasion of Cyprus
A court within the British military bases in Cyprus has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in prison after finding him guilty of trying to illegally bring two men into a base from the island's Turkish Cypriot breakaway north.
A bases statement said Thursday that Mohammed Aljaro was arrested as he tried to drive through a checkpoint last month.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Jan. 2 warned that it will take action against the Greek Cypriot administration if it continued to stop travelers from crossing their mutual border.
A group of Greek-Cypriot university students went on a two-day hunger strike on Tuesday outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the unilateral proclamation of the Turkish-Cypriot state in the occupied north of Cyprus on Thursday.
A march to the Turkish Consulate has also been planned for Thursday.
Turkish scientists have discovered a new spider species in the mountains of Northern Cyprus.