Daily Archives: December 18, 2019

Police tip-off Australia to seize drugs in Cyprus BBQs

A large cargo of ecstasy hidden in 200 Cypriot-made barbecues (aka foukou) was seized in Sidney after intelligence received from Cyprus police alerting it had left Limassol port in the summer.According to the Australian police, two men have been arrest...

US lifts Cyprus arms embargo as Turkey fumes

The US Congress has lifted a 32-year-long arms embargo on Cyprus, defying Turkey as it seeks closer ties with Nicosia at a time of renewed regional tensions.Turkey warned that the US moves to lift the arms embargo would undermine efforts

Cyprus’ most important wetland is under threat

While Brussels warned Nicosia over inadequate protection of Natura 2000 sites, Cyprus seemingly couldn't care less by giving the green light for a huge new development on the Akrotiri Peninsula, claim conservationists.This new development concerns the ...

Turkey plans to have naval base and F-16s in north of Cyprus

Turkey is planning to build a naval base in occupied northern Cyprus while also mulling the possibility of stationing F-16 fighter jets there, according to reports.Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis said the Turkish Armed Forces stationed in the north plan ...