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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.

Cyprus: Tensions flared up in border village of Strovilia

A potentially serious incident came into public spotlight last week in the Strovilia area of Cyprus. According to local residents’ accounts, barricades were placed into a dirt road near the U.N.-established border.

Tough US warning as Security Council renews Unficyp mandate

The US warned on Wednesday that the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus cannot be part of a landscape that lacks a path toward a political solution, as the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2453 extending the force’s mandate for…

Discussions on Unficyp mandate renewal underway

Discussions for the renewal of the Unficyp mandate have started with the UN Security Council’s five permanent members, Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said on Saturday.

Spehar briefs president about contacts in the US

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus and head of Unficyp Elizabeth Spehar briefed President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday about her forthcoming contacts with senior US and UN officials, including Antonio Guterres…

Government expects Unficyp mandate to be renewed

The government expects the UN peace-keeping force in Cyprus (Unficyp) mandate will be renewed later this month by the UN Security Council, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Sunday.