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Sener Levent, editor of Turkish-language daily newspaper Afrika, with his reporter Ali Osman Tabak, with supporters outside a north Nicosia court, after being acquitted for charges of insulting and defaming Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP/Getty Images

Two Turkish-Cypriot journalists, one of them a candidate for the European Parliament, have been cleared by a north Nicosia court of insulting Turkey’s(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: ‘The legitimate rights of Turkey and the Northern Cypriot Turks over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean are not open to argument. Our country is determined to defend its rights and those of Cypriot Turks.’ Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout/Reuters

The publication by the Institute of International and European Affairs of a new analysis of Irish neutrality by Prof Patrick Keatinge is timely. It co(...)

Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas: has  allegedly confessed to dumping multiple  bodies. Photograph: Facebook page of Nicos Metaxas

The Cypriot justice ministry and police have been sharply criticised for failing to investigate seriously the disappearance of foreign women and their(...)

France’s president Emmanuel Macron, Cyprus’s president Nicos Anastasiades and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras talk in Nicosia. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou

Leaders of southern EU countries meeting in Cyprus have called for a permanent mechanism for redistributing asylum seekers who arrive on Europe’s Medi(...)

Colette Ni Reamonn Ioannidou on her balcony in Nicosia

Colette Ni Reamonn Ioannidou grew up in Howth. She arrived in Cyprus in the autumn of 1971. She worked on television and on radio at the Cyprus Broadc(...)

A customer views jewelry alongside a display of international currency values at an exchange in Istanbul. Photograph: Ismail Ferdous/Bloomberg

Turkish Cypriots will mark Muslim religious festivities this week in fear and trepidation as the tariff war between Ankara and Washington has accelera(...)

Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci: “Afrika” paper’s prosecution  demonstrates Ankara is determined to export to northern Cyprus its mainland crackdown on dissent. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/AP

The European Commission and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe have called for respect for freedom of expression in northern Cyp(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan reviewing a military guard of honour with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in the Turkish Cypriot northern part of the divided city of Nicosia on Tuesday. Photograph:  Andreas Manoli/EPA

Following his inauguration as Turkey’s executive president on Monday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not receive the hero’s welcome he had anticipated when (...)

An aircraft landing at the British air   base at Akrotiri,  Cyprus. The same base  was used during the 1991 and 2003 US-led wars to mount attacks on Iraq. Photograph: AP Photo/Petros Karadjias

Britain has requested Cyprus to reserve airspace in its air traffic control region in preparation for potential Western military strikes in retaliatio(...)

A Syrian man carries a bag at a camp for displaced people in al-Bal, east of the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch o(...)

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