Cyprus Moves Toward Power-Sharing

- February 11, 2014

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish counterpart, Dervis Eroglu, met on Feb. 11 and laid out a blueprint that reportedly calls for Turkish-Cypriot leaders to share power, and creation of a bi-zonal federation.

Cyprus Reunification Talks On Again

- February 8, 2014

Efforts to reunify the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus will recommence next week after rival Greek and Turkish Cypriots agreed to a new round of talks. The breakaway Turkish Cypriots said renewed talks became possible after both sides agreed on text of a joint declaration outlining the main principles that will guide a future accord.

U.S. Backs Cyprus On Energy

- February 7, 2014

The U.S. State Department, breaking from its usual support for Turkey, said it sides with Cyprus’ exploration for energy reserves off the coast and criticized […]

Bad Loans Bury Cypriot Banks

- February 6, 2014

Banks in recession-hit Cyprus, reeling from a financial crisis, are struggling with non-performing loans that make up nearly half their lending and are hampering efforts […]

Cyprus Missing Persons Fund Boosted

- February 4, 2014

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) has been given another 2.6 million euros ($3.51 million) to keep carrying out its work trying to […]

UN Pushes Cyprus Reunification Again

- January 31, 2014

Seeing hopes for the reunification of Cyprus, which has been divided since an unlawful 1974 invasion by Turkey, which still keeps troops in the occupied third of the island, sliding away as talks between the two sides have broken down, the UN Security Council urged them to agree on a way forward “as soon as possible.”

The council urged Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu to focus on reaching agreement on core issues which include power-sharing, private property lost during the war, and military intervention rights for Turkey.

New Troika Review For Cyprus

- January 29, 2014

While President Nicos Anastasiades was in Qatar wooing investors in a bid to help his country recover from a still-growing economic crisis caused by bad […]

Cypriots Turn To Illicit Firewood

- January 28, 2014

NICOSIA – A Cyprus Forestry Department official says illegal logging in the bailed-out island nation has picked up sharply as people turn to firewood to […]

EU Presses Cyprus Reunification

- January 25, 2014

European Union leaders have urged the Turks and Cypriots to set aside differences and find a way to reunify the island even though talks have broken off.