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19 January, 2022
 

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1. Vaccinated will need rapid test at checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/vaccinated-will-need-rapid-test-at-checkpoints

Vaccinated persons crossing north and south through checkpoints in Cyprus will be required to show a negative rapid test result, following a decision by a bicommunal committee that cited worsening pandemic conditions on the island...

2. North calls on Greek Cypriots to cooperate on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-calls-on-greek-cypriots-to-cooperate-on-migration

Turkish Cypriots say the north is in favour of working together with the south on the challenge of irregular migration, calling on Greek Cypriots to address the issue jointly in a 'spirit of cooperation' at a time when Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has been ramping up his rhetoric on drastic measures...

3. Cyprus airs migration grievances at divided Europe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-airs-migration-grievances-at-divided-europe

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris wants strong EU awareness on external borders to be shown in Cyprus as well, in remarks he made near the buffer zone on Sunday, just two days after the European Commission president signaled there would be no funding for barbed wire and walls...

4. Norwegian court vindicates girl’s ‘wanted’ father

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/norwegian-court-vindicates-girl-s-‘wanted-father

A Norwegian father, who is officially still wanted in Cyprus on kidnapping charges, has been vindicated by a court in his native country after it emerged that the Cypriot mother of his young daughter, who was brought to the island unbeknownst to him, had filed false claims to sway a custody hearing in her favor...

5. Cyprus won’t sign pact if EU doesn’t budge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-won-t-sign-pact-if-eu-doesn-t-budge

A letter to the Home Affairs commissioner sent by the MED5 ministers warns Brussels that front line states won’t sign the new pact on migration and asylum unless their demand for a 'balanced' agreement is met...

6. Cyprus puts foot down on migration talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-puts-foot-down-on-migration

The Republic of Cyprus is adding pressure on a pending agreement over an EU migration pact, with three proposals backed by MED5 countries aimed at airing their grievances against the bloc, a union that is going through a power struggle...

7. Cops investigate assassination plot in total secrecy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-investigate-assassination-plot-in-total-secrecy

Cyprus police are keeping details of an arrest in Engomi under wraps, but local media are speculating a foreign man is suspected to be a contract killer sent to the island to assassinate a businessman in Nicosia...

8. Asylum seekers stuck in Cyprus' buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-stuck-in-cyprus-buffer-zone

Cypriot Interior Minister Nikos Nouris says the ordeal of three Cameroonians currently stuck in the buffer zone could end if EU fellow members agreed to take them in, with reports saying the bloc is still looking for consensus on migration policy but nothing has been agreed to date...

9. Cyprus enters new phase of relaxations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-enters-new-phase-of-measure-relaxations

The Republic of Cyprus entered on Friday a new phase of easing of COVID restrictions, including people allowed to stay out during curfew if they are attending a wedding celebration...

10. Cyprus reopens checkpoints in buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-reopens-checkpoints-in-buffer-zone

Barricades in downtown Nicosia’s checkpoint were removed Friday as Cyprus’ two communities north and south agreed to ease movement restrictions imposed during the COVID pandemic...

11. Checkpoints to open with no deal on vaccinated

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/no-deal-on-vaccinated-but-checkpoints-open-friday

The two communities on divided Cyprus have confirmed their agreement on a 3-level system that would allow people to go through checkpoints, but details remain unclear on whether those who are vaccinated can still cross if epidemiological conditions worsen...

12. Cyprus' checkpoints expected to reopen Friday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-checkpoints-expected-to-reopen-friday

The government spokesperson in the Republic of Cyprus says there is a basis for agreement between the two communities to re-open crossing points, with reports saying people on the divided island will be able to go through checkpoints as soon as Friday if they have the necessary health certificate...

13. Tatar on defense over PassportGate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tatar-on-defense-over-passportgate

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar says he would give up his Republic of Cyprus documents if there was a way, following new political controversy over citizenship on the divided island, with the newly-elected chief clarifying there were many reasons why his constituents in the north use passports issued in the south...

14. Minister points finger at north over barbwire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-points-finger-at-north-over-barbwire

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has fired back at critics in the north over the south’s decision to install barbwire near the UN buffer zone to halt illegal crossings, blaming the need for a fence on lack of action on the part of Turkish Cypriot authorities...

15. District lockdowns get a false start

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/district-lockdowns-get-a-false-start

Police and the army were told to back off Thursday evening before activating roadblocks outside Limassol and Paphos, after orders from the top were put on hold to allow citizens under exception categories to get necessary documents in the morning to beat a partial lockdown expected to last until the end of the month...

16. Roadblocks as Cyprus cuts off two districts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/roadblocks-as-cyprus-cuts-off-districts

Police say officers will man random checkpoints in Limassol and Paphos districts, both which have been ordered essentially isolated from the rest of the island, following new strict measures to combat a second wave of the coronavirus...

17. Divided island braces for Dherynia protest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/divided-island-braces-for-dherynia-protest

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has called on Greek Cypriot bikers to be on their best behaviour during Saturday’s demonstration in Dherynia, warning that Turkish anti-protesters would look for an opportunity to use any unruly action as a pretext to start a riot...

18. Cypriots rise up against corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriots-rise-up-against-corruption

A crowd of protesters gathered outside Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia on Wednesday evening, calling on House Speaker Demitris Syllouris to resign after he was featured in an Al Jazeera undercover story on corruption...

19. 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....

20. 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....

21. 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....

22. 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....

23. 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....

24. 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....

25. 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....

26. The growing complications of the reopening of checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-growing-complications-of-the-reopening-of-checkpoints

The discussion for the reopening of checkpoints will be anything but an easy feat, as in addition to the role played by the epidemiological situation, the matter is inevitably being politicized in view of ‘elections’ set to take place in the north, but also in light of the UNSG’s report expected around the end of June....

27. Government presses fast forward on relaxation of restrictions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-presses-fast-forward-on-relaxation-of-restrictions

The Cabinet on Wednesday gave the green light for the relaxation of certain restrictions faster than what was initially anticipated, given that Cyprus appears to have reacted well to the gradual lifting of lockdown measures so far....

28. Health experts on divided island compare notes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-experts-on-divided-island-compare-notes

Health experts from the two communities on divided Cyprus are expected to touch base on Monday, leaving politics aside as scientists try to prepare officials for the reopening of crossings in the buffer zone...

29. 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....

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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