The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus says hunting in the buffer zone is a security risk and strictly prohibited....
In statements in Limassol after President Anastasiades had a meeting with UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus and head of UNFICYP Elizabeth Spehar, Prodromou announced that “Anastasiades has convened a meeting with political party leaders on Monday, August 5, at 1030 hrs to hold discussions in view of his meeting with Akinci.”
US Mission’s to the UN Political Coordinator Rodney Hunter has said that his country believes UNFICYP’s new mandate sends a message that the two leaders, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci "must work with a sense of urgency" to resume reunification talks. He also expressed disappointment with the lack of progress since the Conference on Cyprus in 2017 but expressed the belief that a settlement "remains achievable."
Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Wednesday that President Anastasiades had the opportunity to raise the matter of Turkey’s provocations within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as well as his efforts for the resumption of reunification talks during a meeting with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has recommended that the Security Council extends UNFICYP’s mandate until January 31, 2020 in recognition of its continued contribution to the maintenance of peace and stability.
Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, intends to have a meeting and discuss with the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Elizabeth Spehar, prior to her departure for New York, where she will brief the UN Security Council on July 19, ahead of the adoption of the resolution for the renewal of UNFICYP’s mandate on July 30, CNA has learned....
Turkish Cypriot officials confirmed Monday that they believe a part of a Russian-made S200 missile reached Cyprus early morning and caused multiple explosions, while a team of Turkish experts is traveling to the island to conduct tests...
An exchange of murder suspects took place between north and south on Thursday, with officials on both sides of divided Cyprus sending a clear message against impunity for crimes...
Greek Cypriot farmers were once again turned away from disputed land in the buffer zone, with reports suggesting they entered an area without permission...
When I was writing in 1994 the lyrics to a song called “Tou Vagori” about 1619 missing persons in Cyprus, I never expected less than a year later I would be discovering completely by accident that the correct number was not 1619 and the Missing were not just Greek Cypriots...
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights issued a final ruling in the Guzelyurtlu case against Turkey and Turkish Cypriot authorities in the north, holding both financially liable while clearing the Republic of Cyprus over lack of cooperation allegations...
The European Court of Hunan Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment next week in the Guzelyurtlu case, with experts anticipating a more direct ruling this time...