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01 October, 2022
 

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1. Locals still object to barbed wire around divided Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/locals-keep-objecting-to-barbed-wire-around-divided-nicosia

New video footage shows barbed wire tossed aside in east Nicosia, with local media following the story after locals west of the capital demonstrated over the weekend against a controversial government fence aimed at keeping irregular migrants at bay...

2. NETFLIX airs film on Cypriot 'utopian' prison

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/netflix-airs-film-on-cypriot-utopian-prison

The highly-anticipated NETFLIX documentary on Cyprus’ central prison aired this week, with the star of the series showing disbelief at the 'utopian' penitentiary that went from suicides to weddings under the direction of a reformist warden...

3. Increasing number of asylum seekers using fake documents to leave Cyprus for Europe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/increasing-number-of-asylum-seekers-using-fake-documents-to-leave-cyprus-for-europe

The number of people attempting to leave the territory of Cyprus by using fake documents has been increasing in the last few months....

4. Turkish dissident detained after brutal assault

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-dissident-detained-after-brutal-assault

A foreign national is in remanded custody in Cyprus after being accused of kidnapping a man in Ayia Napa as well as assaulting him and his former girlfriend in her apartment in Paralimni...

5. Cyprus hopeful about EU migration pact

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-hopeful-about-eu-migration-pact

The interior ministry in the Republic of Cyprus says an EU council draft that makes adoption of asylum and migration rules a priority includes a Green Line reference, seen by Nicosia as an important step in its attempt to block flows from the northern part seen by the south as 'instruments of Turkey'...

6. Landlords arrested after attack video goes viral

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/landlords-arrested-after-attack-video-goes-viral

An elderly couple has been arrested in Limassol after their tenant told police they assaulted her, while a video of the attack appeared on social media along with reports of a rental dispute...

7. Presidential contender flies to Congo to pave way

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/presidential-contender-flies-to-congo-to-pave-way

Cypriot presidential candidate Averof Neophytou has dipped his toes into the refugee relocation debate in Congo, where he met with officials during a lightning daytrip this week, saying it was an effort on his part to carry forward a repatriation agreement between the island and the former Zaire...

8. Refugees transfer boats in high sea pushback off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/refugees-transfer-boats-in-high-sea-maneuver-off-cyprus

About a hundred presumptive refugees, whose boat was blocked from entering Cypriot waters on Monday night, were reportedly transferred to another vessel bound for Lebanon over their objections...

9. Erdogan: Turkey has saved thousands left to die by Greece in the Aegean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/erdogan-turkey-has-saved-thousands-left-to-die-by-greece-in-the-aegean

Turkey has saved the lives of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers that were illegally pushed back by Greece, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed on Monday....

10. Dad’s hurried deportation stirs debate in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dad-s-hurried-deportation-stirs-debate-in-cyprus

The hasty deportation of a detained man, whose wife and teenage son remain in Cyprus, has stirred up debate this week, bringing the child commissioner head to head with the state’s law enforcement authorities and even the interior minister himself...

11. Turkey pushed migrants into Greece, according to minister

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-pushed-migrants-into-greece-according-to-minister

A group of 38 migrants, including a heavily pregnant woman, have been found stranded on a tiny, unnamed island along the Turkish-Greek border....

12. EC to fund migration infrastructure in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-to-fund-migration-infrastructure-in-cyprus

The European Commission has announced it will be funding new projects to support the reception, asylum process and repatriation of migrants in Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Poland....

13. The parallels between Athens in 2011 and Nicosia in 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/op-ed-the-parallels-between-athens-in-2011-and-nicosia-in-2022

In the last ten days, two horrific videos of racist attacks by Greek Cypriots against a Congolese woman in Larnaca and a young man from Pakistan in old Nicosia have come to light....

14. Presidential contender, ministry swing for the fences

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/presidential-contender-government-swing-for-the-fences

Cypriot presidential candidate Andreas Mavroyiannis drew heavy criticism from the interior ministry on Monday, after the former chief negotiator spoke on the weekend against a controversial barbwire fence south of the buffer zone...

15. Cyprus upgraded to Tier 1 in US Trafficking in Persons report

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-upgraded-to-tier-1-in-us-trafficking-in-persons-report

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order has welcomed the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons report for 2022 released on Tuesday noting the upgrade of Cyprus to Tier 1 status. ...

16. African in Cyprus tired of other blacks acting out

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/african-in-cyprus-tired-of-other-blacks-acting-out

A man from Africa, who was interviewed by reporters in Paphos following a house fire incident in Emba, spoke of a 'black mentality' as one of the reasons why sometimes locals were apprehensive about asylum seekers...

17. Asylum applicants can now register at Pournara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-applicants-can-now-register-at-pournara

Asylum seekers will hand in their registration applications at the Pournara Temporary Reception Center starting Tuesday, Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Anastasia Anthousi, said on Monday. ...

18. Assailant in Larnaca video denies charges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/assailant-in-larnaca-video-denies-charges

A local man caught on video verbally and physically assaulting an asylum seeker who was holding her baby has been remanded in custody, but his lawyer says he was the one who called police in the first place...

19. Mayor, minister trade barbs over fallen balconies

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mayor-minister-trade-barbs-over-fallen-balconies

The collapse of two balconies in Paphos last week has stirred up debate about asylum seekers being cramped into old apartments, but an expert in the field says local tenants are also part of the problem as there are no laws that would force them to vacate a building in need of maintenance...

20. Cyprus defends migration stance for ‘love of country’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-defends-migration-stance-for-‘love-of-country

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris says he would be happy if the Republic of Cyprus could bring down irregular migration by following the example of Greece, a country facing EU criticism over ‘violent’ deportations, with the Cypriot official calling on fellow citizens to show their 'love of country'...

21. Retail trade in the grip of inflation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/retail-trade-in-the-grip-of-inflation

The market is under intense pressure due to the inflationary trends of recent months with consumers appearing hesitant on their trips to retail stores. More shoppers are looking for special offers and refraining from impulsive buys....

22. Lawmakers approve private 'green line' armed cops

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawmakers-approve-private-police-along-green-line

The parliament in the Republic of Cyprus has approved legislation allowing the hiring and training of 300 private armed police officers tasked with combating illegal migration along the UN buffer zone, but regulations were still unclear...

23. Turkey to blame for increasing number of migrants in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-to-blame-for-increasing-number-of-migrants-in-cyprus

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said on Thursday that Turkey is the main culprit for the increasing number of migrants to Cyprus....

24. Turkish Cypriots must assume responsibility for migration flows

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-cypriots-must-assume-responsibility-for-migration-flows

Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas has said that the EU will find a way to make the Turkish Cypriot leadership assume its responsibility for limiting the migration flows in Cyprus which is faced with "an unbearably big burden"....

25. UK approves Julian Assange's extradition to the US

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-approves-julian-assange-s-extradition-to-the-us

The UK has approved Julian Assange's extradition to the US, where the WikiLeaks founder faces hacking and espionage charges, the UK Home Office confirmed Friday....

26. Man’s self-immolation bid foiled outside Migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-s-self-immolation-bid-foiled-outside-migration

Police officers in Nicosia had to intervene when an asylum seeker, who was asking migration staff to hand over his passport, doused himself with gasoline and threatened to set himself on fire...

27. Immigrant arrivals will more than double in 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/immigrant-arrivals-will-more-than-double-in-2022

The official data on illegal arrivals in territories controlled by the Republic of Cyprus are alarming. For the first half of 2022, the number of asylum seekers has skyrocketed, compared to 2021, with the current year looking to break a decade's old record....

28. Car ploughs into crowd in Berlin killing one and injuring others

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/car-ploughs-into-crowd-in-berlin-killing-one-and-injuring-others

One person has been killed and at least a dozen more injured after a car drove into a crowd on a busy Berlin street....

29. Cyprus received 11,000 asylum applications in the first five months of 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/11-000-asylum-applications-in-the-first-five-months-of-2022

Cyprus has received more than 11,000 asylum applications in the first five months of 2022, Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has said, noting that the first line EU-member-states, namely, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta are estimated to receive 150,000 asylum seekers....

30. Nouris: Over 150,000 migrants expected this year in southern Europe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nouris-over-150-000-migrants-expected-this-year-in-southern-europe

Mediterranean countries on major migrant routes into Europe expect over 150,000 arrivals this year as food shortages caused by the Ukraine conflict threaten a new migration wave from Africa and the Middle East....

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