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Theresa Villiers concerned by Turkey’s seismic operations

Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has said Turkey’s intention to carry out investigations for natural gas in [South] Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone ...

Concert in aid of SOS Childrens’ Village

The Kyrenia Chamber Choir, in collaboration with “Cyprus Piano”, will be performing at Bellapais Abbey. The concert is being given in aid of SOS Children’s ...

Student numbers in North boost the economy

The number of students enrolled in universities in North Cyprus is expected to top 70,000 this academic year, it was reported yesterday. Last year’s figures ...

Eni/KOGAS sign further cooperation deal

Italian energy company Eni signed another cooperation agreement with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) on Friday to further enhance their relationship, in particular the areas related ...

EU Parliament rejects discussion on Turkey’s marine activities

European Parliament President Martin Schulz is reported to have backed down from a proposed discussion on Turkey’s current marine activities offshore Cyprus. Schulz reportedly told ...

North Cyprus News - South Cyprus EEZ

Tensions over marine exploration rights in Cyprus increase

South Cyprus accused Turkey on Monday of taking “provocative and illegal” action by sending a survey vessel to an area where the Greek Cypriot government ...

Turkish seismic survey vessel begins operations

Turkey has begun seismic surveys in waters offshore South Cyprus after issuing a NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) notice to mariners advising that it was reserving areas south ...

Anastasiades has no plans to return to the negotiations

Greek Cypriot President Anastasiades has said he will not return to the Cyprus negotiations which he described as “a dialogue of the deaf”, ‘Famagusta Gazette’ ...

North Cyprus News - 'Vice Admiral_Kulakov'_destroyer

Russian naval exercises not linked to Turkish seismic vessel

The Russian navy will carry out naval exercises at sea, off Cyprus’ eastern coast, between 20-23rd October, Captain Constantine Fitiris serving with the Cyprus Navy ...

Greek Cypriots lack political will for solution: Eroglu

President Dervis Eroglu says that the Turkish Cypriots have never lost their belief or their commitment to achieving a peaceful and comprehensive settlement to the ...

North Cyprus News - Gas_rig

Greek Cypriots stalled talks out of greed: Olgun

Newly appointed Turkish Cypriot negotiator Mustafa Ergun Olgun has said that the Turkish Cypriots are determined to continue with the negotiation process and seek a ...

TRNC to open a Representative Office in Budapest

North Cyprus will be opening a Representative Office in Hungary. According to a Bayrak Television report, Ozdil Nami, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, left yesterday ...

Features & Analysis

North Cyprus News - Erdogan

Erdogan may struggle to enhance presidential powers

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although dogged by debates as to the fairness of the competition, has emerged the winner of the presidential elections ...

North Cyprus News - Launching_dove_peace

Undermining Eroglu’s de-mining proposal

Last week, President Eroglu suggested launching a project to clear the entire island of land mines as a confidence building measure. Laudable and highly symbolic ...