About: Northern Cyprus Archives

  • European court orders Turkey to compensate Cyprus for 1974 invasion

    Global Europe 13-05-2014

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered the Turkish government on Monday to pay €90 million in compensation to Cyprus over human rights abuses committed during and after Turkey's invasion of the island in 1974.

  • Merkel, Erdo?an cross swords on Cyprus

    Enlargement 26-02-2013

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed support yesterday (25 February) for opening a new chapter in Turkey’s paralised EU accession talks, but crossed swords with Ankara on the deadlock surrounding divided Cyprus.

  • Cyprus issues two licences for offshore gas exploration

    Energy 25-01-2013

    Cyprus licenced Italy's ENI and South Korea's Kogas for offshore gas exploration yesterday (24 January), in a boon to an economy in line for an international bailout because of its exposure to debt-crippled Greece.

  • Cyprus rejects bailout deal on ideological grounds

    Euro & Finance 04-10-2012

    Cyprus will not accept a bailout from international lenders if it involves privatisations and social welfare cuts, President Demetris Christofias said yesterday (3 October), with the indebted government that holds the rotating EU presidency set to propose alternative savings.

  • Gas row looms large over divided Cyprus

    Energy 26-09-2012

    Turkish Cypriot leader Dervi? Ero?lu said yesterday (25 September) he would present a new plan to the UN secretary-general for gas explorations surrounding the divided island, resources that could change its economic landscape.

  • Northern Cypriot activists seek visibility in Brussels

    Future EU 27-06-2012

    Hundreds of people from Northern Cyprus are expected today (27 June) to dress as ghosts to protest what they say is the indifference of the European Union to the division of their island and the hardships in the Turkish region.

  • EU-Turkey tensions resurface over NATO summit

    Future EU 03-05-2012

    Turkey has indicated its intention to veto the EU's participation in the upcoming NATO summit in an apparent sign of growing disenchantment with the Union before the rotating EU presidency is taken up by Cyprus, a country that Turkey refuses to recognise.

  • Turkey says it could annex northern Cyprus

    Global Europe 05-03-2012

    Turkey would consider annexing northern Cyprus, which is technically EU territory, if talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots fail to reach a deal on reunification of the island, Turkey's European Affairs Minister Egemen Ba??? told a Turkish Cypriot newspaper.

  • Hopes fade as Cyprus talks reach deadlock

    Global Europe 03-12-2010

    As UN-mediated talks on the reunification of Cyprus stagnate, representatives from both sides of the divided island accused each other of bad faith during separate visits to Brussels.

  • Commission discrete on ‘secret negotiations’ with Turkey

    Enlargement 08-11-2010

    A European Commission spokesperson said today (8 November) she was unable to confirm media reports about "secret negotiations" aimed at unblocking Turkey's accession talks, in which Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle reportedly played a central role.

  • Turkey offers referendum gamble to Europe

    Global Europe 30-09-2010

    Egemen Ba???, Turkey's chief EU negotiator, sought yesterday (29 September) to unblock Ankara's accession bid by calling on European Union countries to call referenda on the country's EU membership. Turkey may also chose to consult its citizens, he said.

  • ‘Cat row’ deepens Cyprus-Turkey dispute

    Enlargement 23-11-2009

    A row over cats has erupted between Cyprus and Turkey, adding a surprising new flavour to a long-standing stalemate between the communities of the divided island and its difficult relationship with Turkey, the divided EU country's biggest neighbour.