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20 September, 2020


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1. Justice Ministry looking into life sentence penalty for forest arsonists

The Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis has proposed to the Ministry of Justice that the maximum penalty for forest arsonists gets hiked up to a life sentence, which, Kadis said, is the only move that can act as a deterring factor in a country where most forests fires are deliberately set....

2. It's time for dynamic EU action against Turkey, Greek PM says

Turkey’s repeated violations of Greece and Cyprus’ sovereign rights in the Mediterranean and its “unnecessary and petty” decision to reconvert Hagia Sophia into a mosque “require a comprehensive European response,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday....

3. Presidents of Cyprus, Greece discuss escalating Turkish provocations

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou held their first meeting in Athens on Tuesday, focusing the discussion on Turkey’s actions in the region and the close ties between the two countries....

4. Turkish court rules to let Hagia Sophia return as mosque

5. 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...

6. US ambassador sees 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...

7. Hagia Sophia mosque conversion verdict expected within 15 days, says report

A verdict on whether Hagia Sophia in Istanbul will be converted into a mosque is to be issued within 15 days, Turkey’s Daily Sabah reported Thursday....

8. Prince Charles and Camilla to visit Cyprus in March

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be flying over to Cyprus for their first joint official visit, to take place from March 18 until March 21, the British High Commission announced on Tuesday....

9. Structural support work begins on historic 'Spitfire' coffeeshop

Cleaning and structural support work has begun on the iconic but dilapidated Spitfire coffeeshop located on the Green Line, at the Paphos Gate area of the Nicosia walls, the Nicosia municipality announced on Wednesday....

10. Nicosia walls literally coming down

A conservation group has slammed authorities in the north over the partial collapse of the Guerini Bastion, saying it had warned about the conditions of the Nicosia medieval walls but nobody took them seriously...

11. Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday. ...

12. Roman shipwreck discovered off Protaras

The Department of Antiquities announced on Thursday the discovery of a Roman era shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus. ...

13. Paphos hamam and minaret restored

14. A tear for Notre Dame

15. Europe unites after fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral

16. Cyprus and Lebanon to negotiate natural gas agreement

17. Cyprus - UK ties reaffirmed at Buckingham Palace

18. Two ‘shipwreck hunters’ arrested in Larnaca‘shipwreck-hunters-arrested-in-larnaca

Cyprus police have arrested two foreign nationals in connection with a suspected illegal search for antiquities underwater...

19. Tsipras visits Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

20. Greek parliament approves historic Macedonia name deal

21. Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots team up to clean Agios Panteleimon (Video)

22. Explain this to an outsider

Andreas Paraschos writes about the state of impunity in Cyprus, where private citizens, the media, and politicians all beat around the bush on issues of impunity that are spectacularly clear to outsiders...

23. Repairing churches and mosques for 10 years

24. Volunteers to help restore Agios Panteleimonas Monastery

25. Technical Committee restores two more monuments in Famagusta

26. EU Commission earmarks €34.5 million for Turkish Cypriots€34-5-million-for-turkish-cypriots

27. Who wants to be Britain's next prime minister?

28. EU, UNDP plant 2,500 trees in Amiantos to offset carbon emissions

29. Wanted - Scientist to feature on Britain's new 50 pound note

30. Conference to shed light on city’s buffer zone

Nicosia will host the 5th Anniversary Conference of the 7 Most Endangered programme, in an effort to mobilise efforts to save Europe’s most threatened monuments and heritage sites...