CNA News – CNA – Kyriaki Christodoulou – Nicosia 07/12/2018 11:37

State Department describes Zakharova’s comments on US military buildup in Cyprus as absurd

The State Department has said that the comments on Cyprus, made by the Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova are absurd. The Spokesperson said that the United States and Cyprus signed a non-binding statement of intent expressing both countries’ desire to explore opportunities to deepen bilateral security cooperation on a wide range of issues , adding that the Russian portrayal of this signing as plans for a military buildup is characteristically absurd. Cyprus relations with other countries should not annoy anyone, Government Spokesman has said.

Cyprus President offers Turkish Cypriot leader help with recent floods

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has had a telephone conversation with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and has expressed readiness to provide help in the effort to deal with the extreme weather phenomena which have affected the island.Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou wrote on Twitter that President Anastasiades had expressed his sincere condolences to Akinci for the casualties and his solidarity.

We support return of Turkish occupied Maronite villages to their legitimate residents, President says

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday evening that he fully supports the request of Maronites for the return of all four Maronite villages in the Turkish occupied areas to their legitimate residents. President Anastasiades addressed the opening of the restored House of Maron in Nicosia on Thursday evening.

CMP members received experts report on Dikomo landfill and will decide further steps

The Committee of Missing Persons (CMP) members have received the report drafted by the Portuguese expert who undertook the project for the rehabilitation of a landfill in the Turkish occupied village of Dikomo, where according to information, remains of Greek Cypriot missing persons were relocated, and will examine it, with a view to determine further steps on this issue, representative of the Greek Cypriot side at CMP Nestoras Nestoros told CNA.

Titina Loizidou vows to continue struggle for her property in Turkish-occupied Kyrenia

Titina Loizidou vows to continue her struggle for the restitution of her property, almost 30 years after taking recourse to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.

The Greek Cypriot with property in Turkish-occupied Kyrenia, in the northern coast of Cyprus, says in an interview with CNA that she never saw her case as only pertaining to herself, but always looked to the wider benefits for all Cypriot people.

Source: Cyprus News Agency