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1. Divided Cyprus reacts to Hagia Sophia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/divided-cyprus-reacts-to-hagia-sophia

Cyprus has weighed in on Turkey’s controversial decision to allow Muslim prayer inside Hagia Sophia, with different reactions across the divided island and amid reports of nuanced differences in President Erdogan's statements in two different languages...

2. North draws criticism over virus declaration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-draws-criticism-over-virus-declaration

Turkish Cypriot authorities declared the coronavirus a “dangerous infections disease” over the weekend, prompting criticism over the basis and timing of the announcement...

3. US ambassador sees opportunities in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-ambassador-see-opportunities-in-cyprus

US Ambassador to Nicosia Judy Garber says the pandemic aftermath in Cyprus could be seen as an opportunity for the island, praising officials for managing the crisis and calling the country a “fantastic place for people” to do business...

4. North scrambles to contain bug at entry points

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-scrambles-to-contain-bug-at-entry-points

Turkish Cypriot authorities went into high gear on Wednesday following reports that one passenger tested positive and another traveler, who failed to self-isolate, went from the airport straight to a barbershop...

5. North restores connectivity with Turkey but locals uneasy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-restores-connectivity-with-turkey-but-locals-uneasy

Connectivity between the north and Turkey was officially restored on Wednesday against the backdrop of heightened concern by a large portion of the Turkish Cypriot community in view of Turkey’s post-lockdown coronavirus relapse....

6. Anastasiades: Cyprus wants escalation of EU action against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-cyprus-wants-escalation-of-eu-action-against-turkey

“Cyprus is asking for an escalation of EU action against Turkey’s provocativeness,” President Nicos Anastasiades stated in an interview with the Greek television network Open....

7. Berlin ready to support Cyprus solution process

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-ready-to-support-cyprus-solution-process

Berlin intends to be supportive if asked to do so by all parties involved in Cyprus settlement efforts, the Ambassador of Germany to Cyprus, Franz Josef Kremp, told the Cyprus News Agency....

8. Anastasiades: The use of weapons will mean the end of Greek-Cypriots

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-the-use-of-weapons-will-mean-the-end-of-greek-cypriots

Any attempt to use military means to resolve the Cypriot issue will mean the end of Greek-Cypriots on the island, President Nicos Anastasiades has said, according to a short excerpt from a news show that will be aired in the country on July 1....

9. Arrivals keep divided Cyprus on toes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/arrivals-keep-whole-island-on-toes

Discussions on virus risks are taking place publicly between officials and health experts on both sides of the divided island, with the north scrambling to find the right formula before July 1 and the south moving to correct a number of issues...

10. Cyprus residents flock to checkpoints as north matches decision of Republic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-residents-flock-to-checkpoints-as-north-matches-decision-of-republic

Residents of both sides of the island flocked to cross through checkpoints on Monday, after the administration in the north agreed in an emergency meeting late on Sunday to match the Republic’s decision to open checkpoints to Cyprus nationals and legal residents of the island....

11. Both sides of Cyprus not making the resumption of crossings easy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/both-sides-of-cyprus-not-making-the-resumption-of-crossings-easy

The Turkish Cypriot administration on Sunday appeared to be sticking to allowing just Greek Cypriot enclaved and Maronites living in the north to cross through checkpoints, despite a decision taken Friday by the Republic of Cyprus to allow all groups of Cyprus nationals and legal residents of the island to cross through from Sunday....

12. Cyprus airports enter phase two on Saturday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-airports-enter-phase-two-on-saturday

The opening of Cyprus airports is set to enter phase two on Saturday, when passengers arriving from countries listed in category A by the Health Ministry will not need to present proof of a negative coronavirus test, but will be subjected to a mandatory rapid test upon arrival....

13. Locals to be able to cross through checkpoints from Sunday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/locals-to-be-able-to-cross-through-checkpoints-from-sunday

Cyprus nationals and legal residents of the island will be able to cross through all checkpoints barring that on Ledra Street as of Sunday, but will need to present proof of a negative coronavirus test conducted up to 72 hours prior to crossing....

14. Health experts from both sides discuss developing Covid-19 situation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-experts-from-both-sides-discuss-developing-covid-19-situation

The developing coronavirus situation on both sides of the Cyprus divide was discussed on Wednesday by the bicommunal technical committee on health, which convened via teleconference with the participation of epidemiologists of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot side....

15. Perdios: Cyprus expects just 30% of last year’s tourists

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/perdios-cyprus-expects-just-30-of-last-year-s-tourists

Cyprus expects to attract just 30% of the four million tourists that visited the island last year, deputy minister for tourism Savvas Perdios said, claiming that this year will without a doubt be very tough for the local tourism sector, but the epidemiological data of the island and countries from which it expects tourists will ultimately have the final say....

16. North uneasy as coronavirus cases spiral in Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-uneasy-as-coronavirus-cases-spiral-in-turkey

After easing restriction measures on June 1, Turkey appears to be once again faced with the nightmare of soaring numbers of new coronavirus cases....

17. Police thank public following drug arrest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-thank-public-following-drug-arrest

Limassol police continued to make headway in a drug case over the weekend, with local law enforcement authorities giving public thanks following the arrest of a fifth suspect...

18. Ozersay: daily crossing of T/C workers as of June 22

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ozersay-daily-crossing-of-t-c-workers-as-of-june-22

The daily movement through checkpoints of Turkish Cypriots living in the north but working in the Republic can begin as of June 22, when the safety of the Republic’s move to reopen airports will be made clear, Kudret Ozersay, in charge of foreign affairs in the north, said Thursday....

19. UN calls on Turkish Cypriot side to clarify checkpoints situation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-calls-on-turkish-cypriot-side-to-clarify-checkpoints-situation

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on Wednesday expressed concern over the “ongoing disruption” faced by residents of both sides of the island as a result of checkpoints remaining only partially open for specific groups....

20. Hijab and kosher end up in report on Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hijab-and-kosher-end-up-in-report-on-cyprus

A State Department report has called out Cyprus on matters of religious freedom, following a number of stories in the media including the right to wear hijab in school, kosher laws, and access to religious sites...

21. Checkpoints partially resume operation after three months

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/checkpoints-partially-resume-operation-after-three-months

The first group of Turkish Cypriots passed through the Ayios Dometios and Strovilia checkpoints on Tuesday, many carrying bedding, cookware, and other essential items as they won’t be able to return to the north for at least two weeks....

22. Government announces rules for crossing checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/govt-announces-rules-for-crossing-checkpoints

The Cyprus government on Friday announced the special rules that will apply for those groups permitted to move through crossing points as of June 8, but it remains unclear whether the ‘government’ in the north will be following through on the agreement between President Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader....

23. Racism, xenophobia rife in Cyprus, refugees say

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/racism-xenophobia-rife-in-cyprus-refugees-say

A teleconference on Tuesday raised the multifaceted problems faced by refugees and asylum seekers on the island, such as racism and xenophobia, hardships during the coronavirus pandemic, and difficulties with integrating into Cyprus society....

24. No peace talks until mandate is renewed, Akinci says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/no-peace-talks-until-mandate-is-renewed-akinci-says

Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci says that no progress can be made in reunification talks with the Republic of Cyprus if Turkish Cypriots in the breakaway north do not renew his mandate....

25. Ankara sparks renewed tensions with Athens over claim for 24 blocks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-sparks-renewed-tensions-with-athens-over-claim-for-24-blocks

Ankara on Tuesday responded to a complaint from Athens concerning a map published in the Turkish government’s gazette outlining areas where Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has applied for exploration licenses, including several within Greece’s continental shelf, by insisting that these areas are within the boundaries Turkey has submitted to the United Nations. ...

26. Man jailed for stabbing elderly neighbour

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-jailed-for-stabbing-elderly-neighbour

A local man was sentenced to eight years in prison for stabbing an elderly man who was in his own backyard at his Larnaca residence...

27. Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-to-welcome-germans-cypriots-israelis-in-first-wave-of-visitors

Greece will allow travelers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of a gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions....

28. Negative coronavirus test certificate needed to go through crossings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/negative-coronavirus-test-certificate-needed-to-go-through-crossings

With the partial opening of checkpoints on June 8, as agreed by the island’s two leaders on Thursday, Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou said that in addition to the enclaved, Greek Cypriots who resettled in their villages in the breakaway north will also be allowed to pass through crossing points....

29. Health advisory committee evaluating 20 countries for tourism protocol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-advisory-committee-evaluating-20-countries-for-tourism-protocol

With the Cabinet set to take concrete decisions on Friday regarding the gradual resumption of the operation of airports in mid-June, the Health Ministry’s epidemiological surveillance unit is evaluating a list of 20 countries from which Cyprus could receive tourists this summer....

30. First steps taken for the reopening of checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/first-steps-taken-for-the-reopening-of-checkpoints

Substantial steps were taken on Thursday by the leaders of the island’s divided communities toward the reopening of crossing points, with the two agreeing that as a first step, certain groups of people will be allowed to cross through checkpoints as of June 8....

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