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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.

Akinci intends to run for second term

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci is to run for a second term in 2020 but has only told his inner circle, according to Greek Cypriot press reports on Monday.

A wind of geopolitical change in Eastern Mediterranean Sea

A wind of change has taken over the East Mediterranean Sea. The U.S. interests in the region appear to coincide with Greece and Cyprus. Undeniably, Turkey’s relations with the U.S. have reached at their lowest ebb. Athens and Nicosia have…

Akinci calls for new population census in north

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has called for a census based on which a ‘citizenship law’ would be prepared because currently the exact population number in the north is not known, reports said on Friday.

Cyprus’s finance minister to leave post by year’s end

Cyprus's finance minister says he'll leave the post he's held since 2013 by the end of the year. Harris Georgiades said Friday his decision had nothing to do with the findings of an inquiry that partly blamed him for the demise of the…

Cyprus prepares for hard Brexit

Cyprus intensifies preparations inCyprus intensifies preparations in view of a possible hard Brexit Foreign Ministry spokesperson Demetris Samuel said Wednesday. view of a possible hard Brexit Foreign Ministry spokesperson Demetris Samuel…