Cyprus is the third biggest island in the Mediterranean. It's known as the birthplace of Aphrodite in Greek mythology. Swimming around her rock is believed to secure an eternal love. It's also the site of a ship wreck.
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President Nicos Anastasiades has described the blaze as "an unprecedented tragedy." Firefighters are worried that the wind could fan the flames, making the fire worse.
One of the most destructive fires ever to hit Cyprus has been brought under control by firefighting aircraft after burning through several mountain villages, killing four people.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is on her first official visit to Ankara. Talks with her Turkish counterpart focused on NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan and tensions in the Mediterranean.
Despite calling common ground between Greek and Turkish Cypriots "elusive," the UN's chief has said he remains optimistic about putting an to end the decades-long conflict on the Mediterranean island.
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