News Local Irregular migrants cross from occupied areas

Irregular migrants cross from occupied areas

 

Police have picked up six irregular migrants who crossed from the Turkish occupied areas, the Cyprus News Agency reports.

It said that the six — five from Syria and one from Iraq — were spotted by an Athienou police patrol a little after midnight. They were taken to the police station and from there to the temporary accommodation centre at Pournara, Kokkinotrimithia.

They told police they had crossed from the Turkish-held north but did not specify the location.

Then a little before 6.30 am, police were alerted about another group of about 30 people, also near Athienou and a police operation is understood to be underway.

 

(File photo)

Top Stories

Bahrain top court upholds death sentences against two activists

Bahrain's highest court upheld death sentences against two activists for bombing a convoy and killing a police officer, after convictions that human rights groups...

Cyprus has lowest projected old-age dependency ratio in EU-report

Under the baseline scenario of the latest population projections issued by Eurostat, the EU’s population will continue to grow older. This can be illustrated by the old-age dependency ratio,...

Cypriot Foreign Minister participates in crucial EU Foreign Affairs Council

Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides will be in Brussels on Monday to participate in the EU Foreign Affairs Council, which for the...

Koupes (cracked wheat pies) with mushrooms

Ingredients: For the dough: 1½ cup bulgur wheat 2 cups water 1 tsp. salt For the filling: 250gr. mushrooms, finely chopped ½ cup of olive oil 2 big onions, coarsely chopped 1...

95% of Cyprus road accident fatalities in 2019 caused by human factor – report

A Road Safety Council analysis of last year's fatal road accidents attributed 95% of deaths (55 people) to the human factor, Phileleftheros reports. The Council,...

Taste

Koupes (cracked wheat pies) with mushrooms

Ingredients: For the dough: 1½ cup bulgur wheat 2 cups water 1 tsp. salt For the filling: 250gr. mushrooms, finely chopped ½ cup of olive oil 2 big onions, coarsely chopped 1...

Fried zucchini balls with halloumi

Ingredients: 6 medium zucchinis (approximately 1kg) 1 small onion, grated 1 large halloumi (about 250gr.), grated ½ cup simple flour 2 tsps. fine lemon zest 2 big eggs 1 tbsp. fresh...

Rocket salad

Ingredients: 4 cups rocket leaves, rinsed and dried 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1 red bell pepper ½ cup croutons 2-3 light cheese slices (grated) salt ½ of a...

Kolokasi (Taro Root)

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg kolokasi (taro) root ½ kg pork (lean belly pork or shoulder) cut into large cubes 6 tbsp olive oil 1 head of fresh celery,...