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Greek FM: Turkey's moves to ease tensions 'unconvincing'

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s recent moves to de-escalate a clash with Greece and Cyprus over east Mediterranean energy reserves are “unconvincing” and European Union leaders need to take action tha...

Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to throw into doubt a new bid to restart dormant Cyprus reunification talks, saying Sunday that a two-state deal rather than the ...

Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With a surge in coronavirus cases straining hospitals in many European countries, Greece announced a nationwide lockdown Thursday in the hopes of stemming a rising tide of patien...

Rival leaders back UN bid to relaunch Cyprus peace talks

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have signaled their willingness to support a request from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to explore the possibi...

UK sends flagship for joint naval drills with Cyprus, France

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — Britain flexed its naval muscles in its largest deployment off Cyprus in decades, to make its presence felt in the volatile region and underscore what officials said was the co...

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt to Turkey: drop the rancor, join us

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece on Wednesday renewed an invitation to Turkey to become a partner in reaping the potential benefits of offshore gas deposits, while urging...

Turkish Cypriots pick leader as stakes soar in Mediterranean

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots began voting Sunday in a leadership runoff to choose between an incumbent who pledges a course less bound by Turkey’s dictates and a challenger who favors even ...

Leftist versus hardliner in Turkish Cypriot leadership vote

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday in a leadership runoff that could decide whether they retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineer...

Cyprus House speaker quits over citizenship for sale scandal

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ parliamentary speaker has resigned after an undercover news report allegedly caught him on tape promising to help circumvent the country's rules on granting citizenship ...

Cyprus cancels maligned 'golden passport' scheme

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Tuesday scrapped a lucrative program granting citizenship to wealthy investors amid new allegations that a top state official and a veteran lawmaker were implicated in...

Turkish Cypriots choose leader with peace deal at stake

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots began voting Sunday for a leader tasked with overcoming their deep political chasms with rival Greek Cypriots in order to pave the way for a deal to end 46 year...

Turkish Cypriots choose leader as Cyprus talks reboot looms

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots vote Sunday to choose a leader who’ll explore, with rival Greek Cypriots, whether there’s enough common ground left for a deal to end the island's decades of et...

Cyprus slams Turkey's move to open ghost town's beach

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Tuesday strongly condemned Turkey’s decision to open to the public a beach that’s been closed since the war of 1974 that divided the island along ethnic lines, a move ...

Spain rebuffs Turkey's 'unilateral' gas search, backs Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Spain’s foreign minister on Wednesday said her country rejects Turkey’s unilateral search for energy reserves in the eastern Mediterranean, adding that such actions hinder a neg...

Agency: No Cyprus passports for wealthy investors' families

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ top oversight body urged lawmakers on Thursday to rethink new legislation that empowers the government to grant citizenship to family members of wealthy investors under ...