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“Bloody Christmas” in Cyprus 21-25th December 1963

Bloody Christmas (Turkish: Kanlı Noel) is a name usually used in Turkey and Northern Cyprus to describe the outbreak of the tension between the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots on the night between 20–21 December 1963. During the early hours of 21 December 1963, Greek Cypriot police operating within the old Venetian walls of

Abandoned Nicosia Airport Has Been Trapped in a DMZ for 40 Years

In August 1974, the UN established a buffer dividing the island of Cyprus into the Greek-controlled south and Turkish-controlled north. The demilitarized zone, established after the Greek military junta backed a coup against the Cypriot government and Turkey invaded Cyprus from the north, is still under UN administration. When the buffer zone, colloquially known as

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UK don’t support EU demarche at UN over Turkish EEZ activity

Published by: Famagusta Gazette http://famagusta-gazette.com/uk-dont-support-eu-demarche-at-un-over-turkish-eez-activity-p26264-69.htm  UK don’t support EU demarche at UN over Turkish EEZ activity The statement adds: “We regret that Turkey`s announcement of exploration activities in the eastern Mediterranean has raised tensions and call on all parties to avoid inflammatory actions or statements.”   BY THANASIS GAVOS • Wednesday, 22 October, 2014  

Any Turkish harassment in Cyprus EEZ will have implications in peace talks

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/10/05/spokesman-any-turkish-harassment-in-cyprus-eez-will-have-implications-in-peace-talks/“Any harassment by Turkey with regard to the activities of the international company that is actively and legally working within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus is not compatible with the smooth continuation of the talks on the Cyprus problem, Government Spokesman Mr Nikos Christodoulides said today………….”

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