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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 (...)

Left wing-backed independent Stavros Malas shakes hands with Nicos Anastasiades of the right wing Democratic Rally party in Nicosia, Cyprus. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greek Cypriots go to the polls on Sunday in a tight run-off election between the conservative incumbent, Nicos Anastasiades, and an independent challe(...)

A Turkish Cypriot man casts his ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is only recognised by Turkey. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP/Getty

Turkish Cypriots have voted narrowly for the status quo in a snap parliamentary election by giving the ruling National Union Party 21 seats of 50 in t(...)

The UN secretary-general’s special adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide (centre), arrives on Wednesday  with the UN delegation at the begining of a new round of talks on the reunification of Cyprus,  in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

The leaders of Cyprus’s estranged Greek and Turkish communities have embarked on a defining attempt to reunify the Mediterranean island more than four(...)

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades insists  talks on Cypriot reunification should remain “Cypriot-owned”. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Diplomatic efforts were being made on Wednesday to save talks on the reunification of Cyprus from collapse. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres iss(...)

Cypriots, from  occupied Northern city of Kyrenia, chant slogans during  demonstration against  UN-sponsored Cyprus peace talks. Photograph:  Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP

The small town of Morphou, just north of the fortified line that divides Cyprus, epitomises in microcosm the island’s challenge. Unless it is returne(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “We have told Cyprus and Greece clearly that they should not expect a solution without Turkey as guarantor”. Photograph:  Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have thrown an obstacle in the path to a Cyprus peace settlement, saying Turkish troops will be on (...)

 United Nations soldiers patrol the UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia which splits Cyprus. Photograph: Katia Christodoulou/ EPA

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has said talks opening on Monday in Geneva between Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders will provide a “historic op(...)

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon   and Greek Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades at the    Cyprus peace talks in  Switzerland. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are engaged in make-or-break UN-brokered talks to reunite the island. The five days of talks between Nicos Anasta(...)

Graffiti is seen on a wall outside the UN-controlled buffer zone in Nicosia, Cyprus. The graffiti on the wall reads “Peace in Cyprus”. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

The Turkish coup and crackdown on dissent has added urgency to this week’s talks on the reunification of Cyprus, which has been divided since Turkey o(...)

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