Cyprus

Cyprus talks delayed as Turkey resists troop pullout

Turkey will not pull out of Cyprus unless Greece fully reciprocates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday in Istanbul, after Geneva talks on reuniting the island were adjourned...

Greece, Turkey, Britain join historic Cyprus reunification talks

Negotiators from both sides of divided Cyprus were joined Thursday by the chief diplomats from Greece, Turkey and Britain for a historic conference that could define the future of the...

UN mediator: Geneva Cyprus talks will not yet result in final deal

Even if negotiators reach a breakthrough on ending the separation of Cyprus this week in Geneva, they will not be able to work out all the details needed for a comprehensive final agreement, UN ...

No breakthrough in sight at Cyprus talks

Negotiators have not been able to move closer to a final deal that would end the separation of Cyprus into a Greek and a Turkish side after 40 years, the Greek Cypriot side said on the second day...

Negotiators tackle thorny obstacles on path to reuniting Cyprus

The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus returned to the negotiating table Monday in Geneva to work on the few but divisive issues that stand in the way of an agreement to end the separation of the...

Cyprus peace talks end inconclusively in Switzerland

Two days of peace talks between the leaders of the Greek and Turkish halves of Cyprus ended inconclusively in Switzerland early Tuesday, sources close to the negotiations told dpa.

Leaders of divided Cyprus aim for breakthrough in peace talks

The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus negotiated territorial questions in Switzerland on Monday, tackling one of the last issues that must be solved to create a federal country on the divided...

Cypriot leaders agree to further talks after days of negotiations

The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on Friday agreed to continue UN-backed talks aimed at resolving their decades-long political dispute later this month.

UN chief Ban sees Cyprus solution "within reach" at Swiss talks

The Turkish and Greek halves of Cyprus have come "within reach" of bridging the division of their island after more than 40 years, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday at the start of a...

Cypriot coastguard rescues 84 Syrian refugees

The Cypriot coastguard has rescued 84 Syrian refugees from a boat in distress, a police spokesman told RIK radio on Friday.

Egyptair hijacker to be extradited from Cyprus to Egypt

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking an Egyptair passenger aircraft in March is to be extradited to Egypt, a court in Nicosia ruled on Friday, according to Cypriot state news agency CNA.

Cyprus and Egypt agree to build gas pipeline

Cyprus and Egypt are to build a natural gas pipeline between the two Mediterranean countries, Cypriot media reported on Wednesday.

Greece intercepts sailboat with dozens of migrants in Aegean Sea

The Greek coastguard apprehended 67 refugees, most of them men, aboard a sailboat off the eastern Aegean island of Amorgos on Wednesday.

Conservatives win parliamentary elections in Cyprus

Conservatives won a clear victory in parliamentary elections in the mostly Greek Republic of Cyprus in the southern part of the divided Mediterranean island on Sunday, but saw their support fall...

Cyprus: Divided island republic in the European Union

The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprushas been an independent republic since 1960. Since a Greek coup andTurkish military intervention in 1974, the island has been dividedbetween...