Varosha, Famagusta

Arson attack on mosque in Greek Cyprus condemned

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar has condemned the recent arson attempt on a mosque located in the southern part of the divided island of Cyprus.

In a statement, Tatar condemned the attempt to burn the Grand Mosque in Larnaca and called on the Greek Cypriot authorities to prevent such attacks and arrest those responsible at the earliest.

Cyprus to brief permanent members of UN Security Council on Turkey’s moves to re-open Varosha

By George Gilson

The Republic of Cyprus is turning to the permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) - China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US - to brief them on Turkey's moves on the ground to re-open of the fenced-off seaside resort of Varosha (part of  the city of Ammochostos) in the Turkish-occupied area of the island, in violation of UNSC resolutions.

Menendez responds to Turkey’s violations of Cyprus’ EEZ with call on Biden administration, EU to stand by Nicosia

By George Gilson

Even as Turkey is blocking seismic research by the research vessel Nautical Geo in the Exclusive Economic Zone, US Senator Robert Menendez has called for solidarity with Cyprus.