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8200 – 1050 BC

Prehistoric Age The very first signs of permanent settlement in Cyprus date from the Neolithic age (8200-3800 BC). While copper is mined in small...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – The 1974 Turkish Invasion and its consequences

In 1967, a military junta seized power in Greece. The relationship between that regime and President Makarios of Cyprus was tense from the outset...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – The usurpation of Greek Cypriot properties

Property rights are protected by both the tradition and practice of Western societies as well as by Western jurisprudence. This right was incorporated in...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Refugees and the Displaced

In a very short time period following the Turkish invasion some 170,000 Greek Cypriots were involuntarily displaced from their habitual homes and properties. Most...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Missing Persons

As a result of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the tragic humanitarian problem of the missing persons emerged. Some 1,474 persons, both military personnel...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – The Enclaved

At the end of the second phase of the Turkish invasion late in August 1974, about 20,000 Greek and Maronite Cypriots inhabiting in villages...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – The Settlers

“…the arrival and establishment of the Turkish settlers is the most notable demographic occurrence in Cyprus since 1974…” This is the conclusion in the 1992...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Situated at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus has developed, since the ancient times, a cultural wealth with influences from the Byzantine, the Ottoman,...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Important legal decisions

• Cyprus v. Turkey (6780/74) and (6950/75)–European Commission of Human Rights, 1976 In a joint report (1976) under former article 31 of the European Convention,...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Important legal decisions

• Cyprus v. Turkey (6780/74) and (6950/75)–European Commission of Human Rights, 1976 In a joint report (1976) under former article 31 of the European Convention,...

Top Stories

Home party in Larnaca ignores Covid directives, fourteen charged

  Authorities in Larnaca found 20 people at a home party and charged most of them, as the town has come under stricter Covid directives...

Fire near Kourris dam under control

  A fire that broke out late yesterday afternoon, near the Kourris dam in the Limassol district was placed under control just before midnight, after...

Temperatures up over the next three days, dust on Monday

  The summer is still very much with us, as a low pressure system affecting Cyprus subsides tomorrow and a warm air current will take...

Military plane carrying air force cadets crashes in Ukraine, killing 25

  A military transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in northeastern Ukraine yesterday evening, killing at least...

Eight new coronavirus cases detected out of 2,893 tests

The Ministry of Health has announced that 8 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected in Cyprus over the past 24 hours out...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...