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Block on 8 countries due to the African mutation
Alarm on an international level is forcing the Health Ministry to take measures.
- Turkish lira: Its devaluation is burdening Cyprus’ tourism
Turkish eyes in the Mediterranean
Turkey is setting up five monitoring stations, two in occupied Cyprus. Its organising complete control across the entire region.
- Borrell’s message for Varosha and Turkey’s new provocations
- Vaccines prevented 654 deaths in Cyprus
Low salaries and harsh working conditions, the reasons behind the shortage of working hands
There is available staff, but no one is wondering why there is no interest!
- ELAM’s mud does not touch AKEL. Ministers should state their positions…
- Covid-19 vaccines saved 654 lives in Cyprus. A 47-year-old the new victim
Travel ban on parts of Africa
South Africa travel banned after detection of virus variant
- New measures tweaked and clarified
Botswana’s new mutation a nightmare
The first case confirmed in Europe. Cyprus is closing its borders to 8 countries to prevent any problems. Strong concern across the world – panic in the stock markets too. Clarifications by the Health Ministry on the new measures.
- Pseudo-state: They’re preparing to invest two billion in occupied Famagusta
- Occupied areas: The population is 245,869
- Historic trip: The Pope’s agenda in Cyprus
- They won’t take children to school: Countermeasures from parents associations
Borrell reiterates EU position on VaroshaPhileleftheros
EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell reiterated the EU’s position on Turkey’s actions in Varosha and expressed full support for the UN Secretary General’s (UNSG) efforts towards resolving the Cyprus problem, Phileleftheros reports.
Responding to a question posed by MEP Manolis Kefalogiannis, who called for measures against Turkey by the European Commission, Borrell said the EU explicitly condemned Turkey’s unilateral actions and the unacceptable announcements made on July 20, 2021 by the Turkish President and the TC leader regarding the further opening of Varosha.
Borrell said the EU has repeatedly underlined the need to avoid unilateral actions that violate international law as well as new provocations, which could create tension in the island and undermine the ongoing efforts to identify common ground between the two sides in order to permanently resolve the Cyprus problem according to the relevant decisions of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
Borrell reiterated that the EU remains completely focused on a comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus problem on the basis of a bizonal, bicommunal federation (BBF) with political equality, according to relevant UNSC resolutions and the EU acquis and its values.
>> EU explicitly condemned Turkey’s unilateral actions & unacceptable announcements made on July 20, 2021 by the Turkish President & TC leader regarding Varosha
>> EU has repeatedly underlined the need to avoid unilateral actions that violate international law as well as new provocations, which could create tension in the island & undermine the ongoing efforts to find common ground so that Cyprob could be solved according to UNSC resolutions
>> EU remains completely focused on a comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus problem on the basis of a BBF with political equality, according to relevant UNSC resolutions and the EU acquis and its values
Turkey constructing coastal monitoring stations in EastMedPhileleftheros
Phileleftheros reports that Turkey is planning on constructing five coastal monitoring stations in the Eastern Mediterranean, with an identification and monitoring centre to be set up in the north.
The paper writes that this action aims towards fully controlling the Eastern Mediterranean region by monitoring all maritime movements. It adds that Cyprus will undoubtedly be affected, given that Turkey’s plans are based on the rationale that the entire Eastern Mediterranean region is a ‘Turkish basin’, casting doubt on the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus.
Citing Turkish media, Phileleftheros reports that the construction of two out of the five coastal monitoring stations has begun in Anamur and Hatay, while these are being presented as boosts to Turkey’s maritime security in the region. The Turkish report the paper cites also states that work has already begun on the identification and monitoring centre, as well as the operations centre, that are being created in the north, with work expected to be complete soon.
The paper writes that the creation of two centres in the north is indicative of Turkey’s intentions as regards the monitoring of the vessels moving in the Eastern Mediterranean, while the centres are expected to operate in unison with vessels of the Turkish coast guard.
Meanwhile, the paper reports that Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said new drill ship will begin operating in around June-July.