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1050 – 480 BC

Historic Times: Geometric and Archaic Periods Two major developments marked the transition from the Prehistoric age to Historic periods – the first was political...

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

One covid case today, an immigrant that was to be hosted in care centre-1003 in total

  One new case of Covid-19 was reported in Cyprus today out of 1445 tests. It's an immigrant that was to be hosted in a care...

Major traffic congestion on Famagusta-Larnaca highway, as thousands return

  Police has advised caution and patience to drivers as thousands return to the capital from coastal resorts. There is increased traffic on the Famagusta-Larnaca highway,...

Health ministry issues heat protection advice as high temperatures continue

  The health ministry issued basic heat protection advice this afternoon, following several Met Office warnings of high temperatures both today and over the next...

Yellow heat warning tomorrow-41 degrees

  The Met Office has issued a yellow heat warning as hot and dry conditions will persist tomorrow, though slightly downgraded in comparison with a...

Ireland delays easing of travel restrictions until July 20, has lowest infection rate in EU

  Ireland will ease quarantine restrictions on people travelling from abroad on July 20, with people arriving from a “green list” of countries with low...

Taste

Cyprus sprouts with cream and prosciutto

In a big, deep frying pan, fry the prosciutto in the olive oil, on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic...

Pork burger with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and anchovies

Mix all the ingredients together with the mince in a bowl, and combine well. Divide into 4 balls and form the burgers. Warm a griddle/pan...

Sheftalies

Wash the lamb cauls with plenty of cold water and let them settle in water and vinegar for a little while. Soak the bread crumbs...

Loukaniko Pitsilias – Pitsilia Sausage

Pitsilia sausage is produced in the Pitsilia region from pork minced meat that is “cooked” ( matured) in the dry red wine of the...