Cyprus News

United States warns Turkey over offshore drilling near Cyprus

Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over offshore drilling have intensified after Ankara sent a drilling ship to an area already licensed by Nicosia to Italian and French energy companies.

EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling off Cyprus

Turkey doesn't recognize Cyprus as a state and claims 44% of Cyprus' exclusive economic zone as its own, according to Cyprus government officials. Turkish Cypriots in the east Mediterranean island nation's breakaway north claim another 25%.


Turkey sends second ship to drill near Cyprus, EU warns of action

European Union leaders warned Turkey on Thursday to end its gas drilling in disputed waters or face action from the bloc, after Greece and Cyprus pressed other EU states to speak out.

Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties

The defence ministers hailed the first conference bringing together Cypriot, Greek and Israeli companies active in the military industry, which they say will help strengthen ties.

Cyprus peace talks intensify as rivals pore over plans

As a second week of talks began Monday at a Swiss resort, officials are trying to crack the issues that have blocked an accord since Cyprus was divided in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup mounted by supporters of union with Greece.

'Highly constructive' talks on Cyprus, says UN

"A clear understanding emerged of the essential elements of a package that might lead to a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus," Antonio Guterres's spokesman said


Cyprus leaders under pressure to strike peace deal

"We are expecting all parties to come to the table and settle this once and for all, including Greece, Turkey and Britain," the three so-called guarantor powers of the former British colony, a UN spokesperson said

UN chief announces new talks on Cyprus reunification in June

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres invited Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to try and break an impasse.

Peace, security and development is our priority, says PM Modi after meeting Cyprus President

Earlier in the day, the foreign dignitary also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed areas of bilateral cooperation.

EgyptAir hijacking suspect appears in Cyprus court

Cyprus authorities have described Mostafa as "psychologically unstable" and said the case was not "terrorism-related".