February 2024

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Historical Context of Cyprus’s Discord

The historical discord in Cyprus originated from British colonial interests, leading to tensions between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Despite gaining independence, the interventions of Greece, Turkey, and the UK further complicated the situation, culminating in Turkey’s invasion in 1974 and creating lasting political complexities that challenge international relations efforts.

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Encouraging Democratic Participation: Metsola’s Mission in Cyprus

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola is on a mission to Cyprus, urging residents to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections in June. She emphasizes the importance of democratic participation, viewing it as a civic duty that shapes the future of the EU. Metsola’s visit underscores the EU’s commitment to strengthening democracy across Europe.

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The Asylum Seeker Influx in Cyprus

Cyprus has implemented a strategy to manage the asylum influx by reducing new arrivals, expediting asylum procedures, improving reception conditions, and increasing returns of nonqualifying individuals. Efforts to counter misinformation and trafficking networks have led to a decrease in arrivals and applications, providing hope for the small island nation in the face of unprecedented challenges.

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Updates on the Nicosia-Limassol and Paphos-Limassol Highway Maintenance

The ongoing maintenance on NicosiaLimassol and PaphosLimassol highways includes repairs on safety barriers, installation of reflective studs, and road surface improvements. Scheduled from 9 PM to 5 AM, MondayThursday, and from 8 PM to 5:30 AM, avoiding weekends, the works are expected to finish by February 29 and March 21, respectively. Traffic is being rerouted with advisories for safe driving around construction zones to ensure the safety of drivers and construction workers.

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Scheduled Road Works in Nicosia and Strovolos

Scheduled road works in Nicosia and Strovolos include overnight maintenance near the GSP stadium, Kalamon junction, and central roads like Alexandroupoleos and Kantaras avenues. Works occur from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., concluding on Thursday, February 29. Motorists should expect modified traffic, adhere to lower speed limits, and follow temporary road signs for safety.

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Uncovering the Scenes of a Cross-Border Incident

A Turkish taxi driver was arrested in Famagusta after a concealed pistol was found in his vehicle’s glove compartment, leading to suspicions of firearm trafficking. He faces charges for unlawful possession and transportation of a firearm, shedding light on the complexities of crossborder tensions in Cyprus.

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An Evening of Melodies and Myths

The AG Leventis Gallery event offers a unique fusion of art, music, and storytelling with the narrative concert “Story of a Captive,” providing an intimate and historical journey through Asia Minor’s cultural heritage. Visitors can immerse themselves in this enchanting experience, where every note and word create a vivid tapestry of human emotions and history.

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