Archive for May, 2015

Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots demand the opening of a crossing point at Piroi

Mayors, community leaders and Turkish Cypriots gathered on Friday by the barbed wire in the village of Athienou demanding the opening of a new crossing point at Piroi, that would alleviate the suffering of its inhabitants since the 1974 Turkish

Four men, two from Finchley and one from Southgate charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine

Detectives from the Met’s Serious and Organised Crime Command have charged four men with conspiracy to supply cocaine, membership of an organised criminal network and possession of criminal property.

The men are:

[A] Gentian Cuka – 37 (24.09.77) of Hannah …

Bozkir stated that the Cyprus problem will be solved this year and that Turkey’s EU chapters will open

Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (22.05.15) reports that Turkey’s EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir, in statements during a meeting with held with Turkey’s Businessmen Association (TIKAD), referred, inter alia, to the Cyprus problem and said that the

Meridian Water to forge ahead after Enfield council buys strategic sites

Enfield Council has purchased three plots of land to house 1,500 homes on the site of the Meridian Water development, enabling the project to forge ahead.

The £1.5 billion scheme will create approximately 8,000 new homes, 3,000 new jobs, better

Cypriot Leaders walk along Ledras street across the divide

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci take a stroll on Saturday morning at Ledras Street in old Nicosia, across the divide.

The two leaders are scheduled to meet at the Ledra street crossing point and walk …

Efforts underway to locate 200 Greek Cypriots missing since 1974

The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus continues efforts to locate the remains of 200 Greek Cypriots missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion, as a report suggested there were strong indications they were buried in a mass grave close

Stabbing in Islington

Police in Islington are appealing for witnesses one week on from a serious assault outside Canal Bar, Caledonian Road, Islington on Saturday, 16 May at 23:54hrs.

A 25-year-old woman was standing outside the bar when she was approached by an …

Greek Defence Minister and US Assistant Secretary of State discuss Cyprus problem

Greek Defence Minister Panos Kamenos wrapped up his visit to the US with a meeting at the State Department with US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland.

Kamenos told the press that he discussed the …

European Commission President expected to visit Cyprus in July

President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker is expected to visit Cyprus in July. Juncker had a meeting in Riga on Friday with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the fourth EU eastern …

Russia ready to contribute to Cyprus reunification efforts

Russian Ambassador to Nicosia Stanislav Osadchiy expressed on Friday the wish that the two communities in Cyprus find a solution to the Cyprus problem as soon as possible.

In statements to the press after a meeting with ruling Democratic Rally …