WASHINGTON - In a meeting at the White House, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told US President Joe Biden that a demand by Turkish-Cypriots for the world to recognize the occupied territory is untenable.
Hardline Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, who has rejected reunification for the island, said the Greek-Cypriot side is arming itself to the teeth in a plan to make the island an enclave only for themselves.
ATHENS - The European Union’s united front of sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine that was being chipped away by exceptions for Hungary and Slovakia now is splintering further with Cyprus, Greece and Malta objecting to a planned ban on transporting Russian oil.
NICOSIA - The prime minister of Luxembourg says the European Union should carefully weigh a total embargo on all Russian oil gas imports given that some member nations “have no alternative” supply for energy generation.
NICOSIA - Although hardline Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said he's not interested, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said he wants to see if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan really wants the island's reunification.
NICOSIA - Relucantly imposing European Union sanctions over the invasion of Cyprus, Cyprus – home to Russian investors and a favored by Russian tourists – has reportedly revoked 21 residency permits and passports for for Russian oligarchs and their families.
NICOSIA — Lebanon is ready to work with Cyprus to exploit potential gas deposits in waters between the two east Mediterranean countries, Lebanon's top diplomat said Friday, even though a deal on offshore rights hasn't been formally finalized.
NICOSIA — He's already rejected the idea of reunification, but Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar helped launch an initiative to give women an equal say in any talks – none are scheduled – to solve the dilemma of the divided island.
NICOSIA - The need to get away from the European Union relying on energy from Russia, highlighted by the invasion of Ukraine, means Cyprus should work with Turkey to find energy off the island, US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said.
LARNACA — Russian "disinformation" about its war against Ukraine needs to be exposed, including on Russia's "war crimes," a U.
NICOSIA — Squeezed into supporting European Union sanctions against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, Cyprus is reportedly split over whether to meet an American request to send Russian-made military equipment to Ukraine.