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Government Policy on Asylum Seekers Sparks Controversy

Cyprus’ decision to suspend asylum applications from Syrians has sparked controversy, with critics highlighting legal concerns and the need to uphold international obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention. The EU allows for processing extensions, but Cyprus’ proposed 21month timeframe has raised questions about its compliance with asylum laws and the protection of those fleeing conflict according to the UNHCR.