Hopes are growing in Cyprus for the reunification of the island. The Turkish north and Greek south have returned to the negotiating table, giving locals renewed belief in the overcoming of borders and fences – after decades of separation.
Greek Cyprus leader Nicos Anastasiades has announced a presidential bid for the January 2018 election, pledging to revive reunification talks that collapsed in July. Anastasiades promised he would not seek a third term.
Migrants and refugees have threatened a hunger strike in Athens as a protest as they wait to reunite with family members in Germany. Family reunification can take months or years.
The Republic of Cyprus, an EU member state, will negotiate directly with the UK over its exit from the European Union. A deal will focus on the future status of Cypriot workers on the island's British military bases.
Just a week after UN-led talks broke down between Cyprus and Turkey to end a bitter 40-year division on the island, Ankara and Nicosia are once again at loggerheads. This time, the dispute centers around energy sources.
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