Greek Cypriots


Number of unemployed people reached 70 thousand in South Cyprus

It has been indicated that the number of unemployed people as of end of October reached 70 thousand in South Cyprus and 81% of them are the Greek Cypriots. Greek Cypriot newspaper Alithia published that Greek Cypriot Rightist Workers Unions (SEK) declared that the number of unemployed people as of end of October reached 70 thousand in South Cyprus. In the statement, union said that 81% of the unemployed people are the Greek Cypriots and defended that the policy of providing jobs for the third country citizens should be amendedRead More

President Eroğlu: “Eide’s proposals were not accepted in Ankara as they entail concessions”


President Derviş Eroğlu said that UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide’s proposals to the Turkish Republic were not accepted as they entailed concessions. Eroğlu added that any precondition laid down by Greek Cypriot side will not be accepted because if Turkish Cypriot side accepted then Greek Cypriot side would continue to ask for more concessions and their demands could even go as far as asking for the return of Güzelyurt. Expressing that Greek Cypriot side demanded territory from various places including Karpaz, Eroğlu stressed that Turkish Cypriot side’s principlesRead More

Money pours in to save Cyprus’s ruins

After years of sniping, by both communities on Cyprus, with regard to the decaying fabric of mosques and churches on the ‘wrong’ side of the buffer zone, there is tangible movement in their preservation for future generations. Following the agreement to resume intercommunal talks on 21st March 2008, the representatives of the two leaders agreed to set up a number of working groups and technical committees on a number of issues. This was followed, on 22 April 2008, by the groups and committees starting four months of meetings resulting inRead More

How Bosnia is helping identify Cypriots murdered 50 years ago

I feel that I must post the whole of this BBC article – How Bosnia is helping identify Cypriots murdered 50 years ago – as to paraphrase it would lose so much of the detail. I hope that Fiona Hill will not mind. By Fiona Hill – BBC World Service In the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of Cypriots disappeared. Now, there is a renewed effort to find out what happened to them – mass graves are being dug up and a laboratory in Sarajevo is helping to identify the bodies.Read More

Some items of short news

Always the ‘Turkish invasion’ is brought up though that was forty years ago   Ever looking to drag the Republic of Cyprus’s distorted view of the events of 1974 into the international arena, Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus [RoC] used his speech at an event in his honour in London, hosted by the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood [?], as an opportunity to do just that. He was reporting that he believes that the RoC will be able to exit the bailout programme by the end ofRead More

What’s happening in the South

EU Commission commenced first trial concerning turtles EU Commission commenced the preliminary procedure regarding the project about the protection of Caretta Carettas in “PoliHrisofu” area of Paphos. The project was found to be inefficient by the Commission. According to the Greek Cypriot daily Fileleftheros, EU Commission sent a warning letter to the Greek Cypriot administration and requested information about the measures taken after the complaints received earlier. Another Russian Travel Agency went  bankrupt It is reported that yet another Russian travel agency that operated  in various countries including Southern Cyprus has goneRead More