Approximately 15 to 20 Greek Cypriot students were arrested for protesting outside the Turkish embassy during President Erdogan’s visit to Athens. The students, linked to the nationalist group DrasisKes, opposed Erdogan’s presence, leading to heightened security measures and a temporary ban on public gatherings.
buffer zone tensions
President Nikos Christodoulides engaged in diplomatic dialogues with UN SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at COP28 in Dubai. Discussions centered around addressing tensions in the buffer zone near Ayios Dhometios, Nicosia due to Turkish army activities and the urgent need for a UN special envoy to restart peace negotiations.
Stefanos Stefanou, the General Secretary of Akel, urgently called for the immediate assembly of the National Council to address rising tensions in the Ayios Dhometios buffer zone and discuss strategies to resolve the ongoing Cyprus issue. The meeting aims to ensure the safety of local residents and find a solution to the current standstill in negotiations.