June 13, 2024

The European Commission on the results of the Turkish Cypriot Voting

The “elections” in the northern part of Cyprus reflect the growing desire of the Turkish Cypriots to find a solution on the basis of the Annan plan and to allow for the accession of a reunited island to the EU on 1 May 2004. [Read more…]

From Istar to Aphrodite: Treasures from Cyprus on display in New York for the first time

An exhibition entitled ‘From Ishtar to Aphrodite – 3200 Years of Cypriot Hellenism’ presenting art and artifacts from the island of Cyprus will be held at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York from the 23rd of October 2003 to January 3rd 2004. [Read more…]

Proclamation by New York Governor on Cyprus Independence Day

Whereas, the people of the Empire State are proud to commemorate historic milestones, especially those which bear profound meaning within the lives of our fellow citizens; adding great distinction to our State, are people and entire communities of Hellenic ancestry – many of whom trace their roots to the beautiful, historically-significant island of Cyprus; [Read more…]

President Papadopoulos to attend UN General Assembly

H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Tassos Papadopoulos, will visit New York from 23-27 September to attend the 58th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Foreign Minister Mr. George Iacovou will accompany President Papadopoulos. [Read more…]

Cyprus Journalists Condemn ”Charges” Against T/C Journalists

The Union of Cyprus Journalists has strongly denounced a new wave of persecution of Turkish Cypriot journalists in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus, describing it as an escalation of the unrelenting campaign and effort by the occupation regime to strangle the voices of those who are trying to end the occupation. [Read more…]

The Cyprus Government Urges Israel to Rescind its Decision to Expel Yasser Arafat

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus endorses the statement of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union of 12th September, concerning the recent decision by the Israeli Security Cabinet to expel Yasser Arafat – the elected President of the Palestinian National Authority- from the Palestinian Territories. Cyprus expresses ( 15/9/03 ) its profound concern over this decision and calls for its rescinding. [Read more…]

After 29 Years, Turkey’s Occupation of Cyprus Must End

Twenty-nine years have passed since the Turkish invasion and occupation of the Republic of Cyprus that caused enormous suffering to the people of Cyprus and devastated the country’s infrastructure, both economic and social. [Read more…]

Implementation of the Set of Measures Proposed by the Cyprus Government Vis-a-Vis the Turkish-Cypriots

On April 30, 2003 the Cyprus Government announced its general policy on a package of measures for the Turkish Cypriots, that given the continued non-solution of the Cyprus problem, would provide them with the ability to enjoy the rights and benefits which the Republic of Cyprus grants to its citizens. [Read more…]

Cyprus Withdraws the Death Penalty

The Acting Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN, Mr. George Kasoulides, withdrew today the reservation deposited with the Secretary General of the UN concerning the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (15 December, 1989) reserving the right to apply the Death Penalty in times of war pursuant to a conviction of a most serious crime of a military nature committed during wartime. [Read more…]

Security Council Extends UNFICYP Mandate for Another Six Months

The Security Council this morning extended the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 15 December, noting the Government of Cyprus had agreed that its continued presence was necessary, in view of the prevailing conditions on the island. [Read more…]