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Convicted leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn hands himself in

22 Oct 2020

ATHENS The founder of the Greek far-right movement Golden Dawn turned himself in on Thursday after a court refused to suspend jail terms on him and other leading figures for running a criminal gang linked to hate crimes.

After outcry, Cyprus suspends its citizenship for cash programme

13 Oct 2020

NICOSIA Cyprus said it was suspending its citizenship for investment programme on Tuesday, ditching a scheme that the government acknowledged as being open to abuse.

North Cyprus reopens part of resort abandoned in 1974 conflict

08 Oct 2020

NICOSIA Northern Cyprus on Thursday reopened part of the beachfront of a resort abandoned since Turkey invaded the island in 1974, taking a step supported by Ankara but condemned by Greek Cypriots and causing concern internationally.

North Cyprus to reopen beach abandoned in no-man's land since 1974 conflict

07 Oct 2020

ANKARA/NICOSIA Northern Cyprus said on Tuesday it will reopen the beach area of an abandoned resort in no-man's land, a move condemned by Greek Cypriots and likely to conjure up memories of the 1974 Turkish invasion that partitioned the island.

Turkey, Cyprus lobby for EU support ahead of summit

30 Sep 2020

ANKARA/NICOSIA Turkey and Cyprus, sharply at odds over rights in the Mediterranean, made competing claims on Wednesday for support from the European Union ahead of a leaders' summit at which the divided bloc will discuss possible sanctions on Ankara.

UPDATE 1-Turkey, Cyprus lobby for EU support ahead of summit

30 Sep 2020

ANKARA/NICOSIA, Sept 30 Turkey and Cyprus, sharply at odds over rights in the Mediterranean, made competing claims on Wednesday for support from the European Union ahead of a leaders' summit at which the divided bloc will discuss possible sanctions on Ankara.

Pompeo urges Greece, Turkey to pursue talks on maritime dispute

29 Sep 2020

ATHENS U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged NATO allies Greece and Turkey on Tuesday to press ahead with talks to resolve their dispute over maritime boundaries as soon as possible.

Cyprus watchdog raps cash-for-passport process

24 Sep 2020

NICOSIA Cyprus's audit office said on Thursday thousands of passports could have been granted without proper authorisation under the island's citizenship-for-investment scheme - a programme critics fear could be used by money-launderers and other criminals.

Cyprus watchdog raps cash-for-passport process

24 Sep 2020

NICOSIA, Sept 24 Cyprus's audit office said on Thursday thousands of passports could have been granted without proper authorisation under the island's citizenship-for-investment scheme - a programme critics fear could be used by money-launderers and other criminals.

Greece to ratify sea accord with Egypt on August 26

20 Aug 2020

ATHENS Greece plans to ratify an accord on maritime boundaries with Egypt next week, its government said on Thursday, referring to a deal which has angered Turkey and highlighted overlapping claims over the east Mediterranean.

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