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Study finds Greek and Turkish Cypriots to be close genetically

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have more in common than meets the eye, as according to a new DNA study most of them come from a single paternal gene pool of local origin and have very close genetic affinity.

The study, …

Bevelini scoops London Olive Oil Award

Bevelini scoops award! Bevelini are extremely proud to announce that they have recently been awarded a prestigious Bronze Olive Oil Award from the London Olive Oil Awards (LIOOC 2019).

Bevelini brand manager Vas Sideras said, “We consider the ‘PDO Kolymvari’ …

On the road with UK Cypriot Eve Polycarpou

Pictured Eve Polycarpou with Louis de Bernjeres author of Captain Corellis Mandolin

Parikiaki catches up with one of our leading actors, Eve Polycarpou…

P: So what brings you to Kingston upon Thames?
E: I’m playing the role of Drosoula in …

Cyprus ‘fifth most desirable destination for Brits’ this summer

Cyprus is the fifth most popular destination for Britons this summer, according to Thomas Cook’s annual Holiday Report, based on its package holidays and flight-only bookings.

Thomas Cook found that British holidaymakers are favouring destinations outside the European Union …

Solution ignoring Turkish Cypriots not acceptable’ says Turkish Foreign Minister

Ankara cannot accept a solution on Cyprus issue that ignores Turkish Cypriots and their will, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday. 

“It is not possible for us to accept a solution which ignores the Turkish Cypriots, ignores political …

Easy registered in Switzerland 18 new brands 

Nothing to do with Easy-going. The enterprising Easyjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou is penetrating into ever more areas of business. With its brand name”Easy” runs, the British entrepreneur is already food shops, pizzerias, animal transport, gyms, or financial services.

Now he …

Tensions Rise in East Mediterranean As Turkey Issues NAVTEX off Cyprus

Ankara issued a new NAVTEX recently, blocking off parts of the Eastern Mediterranean, some of which overlap with the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus.

Turkey plans to send its ”Fatih” vessel (which means ”Conqueror”) to the …

Cyprus is becoming new entry point for migrants trying to reach the EU

Rising numbers of migrants are entering Cyprus through the Turkish-administered north of the country, on order to gain access to the Greek-speaking southern part of the island which is an EU member state. But what’s the situation like for migrants …

A Botched Investigation May Have Allowed a Cyprus Serial Killer to Murder More

NICOSIA, Cyprus) — The president of Cyprus fired the small island nation’s police chief Friday, saying botched missing person investigations might have allowed a self-confessed serial killer to claim more victims.

President Nicos Anastasiades’ action came the day after Cyprus’ …

Cypriot candidates register for European Parliament elections

NICOSIA, May 3 (Xinhua) — Cypriot candidates registered on Friday for a May 26 vote to elect European Union Parliament deputies.

The chief election officer said that by the end of the time limit set for registration, a total of …