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01 October, 2022
 

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1. Ankara accuses Greece of fatal pushback

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-accuses-greece-of-fatal-pushback

Ankara says Greece is responsible for the deaths of six irregular migrants, including young children, whose boat sunk this week during an alleged pushback, with Athens denying the allegations and pointing out that the incident took place in Turkish waters...

2. 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'...

3. 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...

4. 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....

5. 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....

6. Syrian refugees await fate off Cypriot coast

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-refugees-await-fate-off-cypriot-coast

Refugees including children and pregnant women stepped on Cypriot soil for medical treatment on Thursday night, while dozens of their fellow travelers were stuck on a boat waiting on an interior ministry verdict that will decide their future...

7. 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'...

8. Cyprus says refugee boat en route to Italy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-says-refugee-boat-en-route-to-italy

A boat carrying 100 refugees was said to be en route to Italy after a brief humanitarian stop in Cyprus, with unconfirmed reports also saying a couple expecting a baby stayed behind to seek medical assistance...

9. Head of EU border agency offers to resign after accusations of rights abuse, sources say

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/head-of-eu-border-agency-offers-to-resign-after-accusations-of-rights-abuse-sources-say

The head of the European Union’s border agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri, has offered to resign, a source told Reuters on Friday, after accusations that the body mistreated migrants on the external frontiers of the bloc....

10. Test drive tag misuse out in the open

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/test-drive-tag-misuse-out-in-the-open

The Transport Department is getting more negative publicity this week after information about widespread misuse of test drive tags reached lawmakers, with the minister vowing to tackle corruption from one scandal to the next...

11. Wars over imported damaged vehicles get ugly in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/wars-over-imported-damaged-vehicles-get-ugly-in-cyprus

Cyprus police have been keeping on the down low an investigation into alleged irregularities involving imported damaged vehicles, with reports saying a state employee’s vehicle was torched after he blew the whistle on a suspected illegal network amid government efforts to take lemons off the street...

12. Greece will require Covid tests from travelers, including from EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-requires-covid-tests-from-travelers-including-from-eu

Greece will require all visitors traveling to the country, including those from fellow European Union countries, to present a PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday....

13. Pope flies to Cyprus to set tone on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pope-flies-to-cyprus-to-set-tone-on-migration

Pope Francis flies to Cyprus on Thursday in a show of support for migrants on the island, where debate on asylum seekers has been intense, with reports saying his entourage has arranged for dozens of refugees to fly back to Italy...

14. Refugees choose rough seas over Cypriot port

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/refugees-choose-rough-seas-over-cypriot-port

A refugee boat believed to be bound for Italy escaped custody at Kato Paphos port on Thursday, after passengers were not allowed to disembark the previous day but spent the night onboard awaiting further instructions from Nicosia...

15. Cyprus wants asylum right curbed for irregular migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-wants-asylum-right-curbed-for-irregular-migrants

Cyprus wants action to curb irregular migration to the island, including a suspension of asylum applications for persons entering illegally, a government official said...

16. Greek PM defends migration policy in heated exchange with journalist (video)

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-pm-defends-migration-policy-in-heated-exchange-with-journalist-video

Mitsotakis, whose center-right New Democracy party came to power in 2019, defended his government’s migration policy, calling it “tough but fair”, and said Greece was rescuing hundreds of people at sea since 2015 when it was on the frontline of Europe’s migration crisis....

17. 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...

18. Cypriot ‘superminister’ accused of obstructing sea rescues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-‘superminister-accused-of-obstructing-sea-rescues

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has slammed a report about him calling the shots to hinder sea rescues of refugees, accusing a journalist of pushing an 'extremely dangerous' open doors agenda while the local newspaper is hitting back with a little-known 'embarrassing' incident...

19. NGO says refugee woman misled by agents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ngo-says-refugee-woman-misled-by-agents

A pro-migrant group in Cyprus is accusing officials of using dubious methods to pressure a Syrian woman refugee to withdraw her asylum application, including hiding a recent development that could reunite her family on the island more quickly...

20. 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...

21. 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...

22. Shocking details emerge after pushback in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/shocking-details-emerge-after-pushback-in-cyprus

More shocking details have emerged about a Syrian refugee’s ordeal in Cyprus, with police saying they were unaware last month they were separating a pregnant woman from her family during a pushback while some members of a House committee told a different story...

23. Syrian mom with newborn beats Cyprus pushback

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-mom-with-newborn-beats-pushback-in-cyprus

A pregnant woman who reached Cyprus on a refugee boat last month has given birth to a boy, while the rest of her family and other passengers who were pushed back to Lebanon were said to be facing deportation to Syria...

24. 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...

25. Marine patrol chased out of northern waters

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/marine-patrol-chased-out-of-northern-waters

A Greek Cypriot police vessel was chased out of an area north of Tylliria, with reports saying shots were fired before an encounter with a Turkish coast guard vessel came to an end, while a Turkish Cypriot statement denies such an incident ever took place...

26. Another refugee boat pushed back in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/another-refugee-boat-pushed-back-in-cyprus

A boat carrying 58 presumptive refugees including women and children was pushed back by Cypriot authorities, after a standstill ended when marine police received instructions from land to escort the vessel back to Lebanon...

27. Cyprus opposes global minimum corporate tax

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-opposes-global-minimum-corporate-tax

Cypriot Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides says Cyprus opposes both Biden’s proposal for a minimum corporate tax and a recently reached deal by MEPs on improved transparency for tax reporting...

28. Women and children allowed off refugee boat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/women-and-children-allowed-off-refugee-boat

Close to a hundred Syrian refugees were spotted on board a vessel on Wednesday off Cyprus’ Cape Greco, with reports saying half of them were women and children while coast guard officials ordered the men to remain on the boat...

29. Cyprus turns refugee boat back to Lebanon

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-turns-refugee-boat-back-to-lebanon

Dozens of refugees who were on board a vessel spotted off Cyprus on Sunday returned to their point of departure in Lebanon, contradicting earlier reports that the boat had been escorted to Cape Greco...

30. Syrian refugees reach Cyprus by boat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-refugees-reach-cyprus-by-boat

Dozens of newly arrived refugees from Syria in a wooden boat made it to Cyprus, just days after Lebanese police said they blocked over 50 undocumented Syrians from attempting to each the island...

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