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Cyprus: UNFICYP Head denied entry to Strovilia

A verbal incident between the Turkish forces of the occupied northern part of Cyprus and the Chief of Staff of the U.N. security corps at the city of Strovilia took place last week. The incident occurred when Colonel Edmund Freely attempted to enter a militarised zone within the Strovilia region.

Clearer picture on future of talks soon

A clearer picture about efforts to resume the Cyprus talks would emerge in the coming days, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Sunday.

Cyprus seeks to lure more German tourists

Cyprus’s Council of Ministers has approved a series of actions to increase tourist arrivals from Germany, following the collapse of Germania, Cobalt and Air Berlin.

Cyprus seeks EU intelligence access for migrant screening

Cyprus wants access to the European Union’s security intelligence network so it can screen arriving migrants more thoroughly for signs of radicalization by extremist groups, the Mediterranean island nation’s interior minister said Thursday.

Soccer diplomacy failed in divided Cyprus

An initiative to build bridges between the Greek and Turkish speaking communities of ethnically split Cyprus faltered Tuesday after the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots skipped a soccer match over a dispute of the games location.