Daily Archives: October 12, 2020

Cypriot diaspora urges UK to ensure Varosha opening reversed

The organised UK Cypriot community is mobilising its members following the UN Security Council statement instructing Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to reverse a decision to open Varosha’s beachfront.   In a letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, the

Cyprus FM to brief EU on Turkey escalation

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will on Monday brief his EU counterparts about Turkey illegally opening fenced-off Varosha as well as sending a research vessel back to the eastern Mediterranean.   Turkey has issued an unauthorised Navtex, for its Oruc

Cypriots named in Queens Birthday Honours List

Several UK Cypriots were among those chosen to receive awards in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list for their contribution to community, society and public service.   Among the prominent winners were Cypriots Stephen Alambritis (MBE), June Angelides (MBE), Ayse Veli

President calls for calm after Varosha protest

President Nicos Anastasiades urged people to show self-restraint after nationalists broke through the Dherynia crossing into no man’s land to protest against the opening of Varosha.   Anastasiades condemned Sunday’s incident invo9lving around 200 people as unacceptable.   In a

EU: Turkey actions spark regional tensions

EU Foreign Ministers Tuesday called for a reversal of the Varosha opening while voicing disappointment over Turkey rebooting its East Med energy search.   The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell who chaired the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg announced “the

COVID19: Cyprus extends partial lockdown to Nicosia and Limassol

A week after Cyprus health authorities imposed stricter measures in Larnaca district where Covid-19 infections had spiralled in September, the health ministry announced it was extending the same measures to the capital Nicosia and Limassol, where clusters of coronavirus cases