Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It has inhabitants of Greek and of Turkish origin.
In 1974 Turkey invaded the north in response to a military coup on the island which had been supported by the Greek government. The island (and capital city Nicosia) has since been divided with Turkey controlling the north. The southern part of the island has been an EU member since 2004. Here you can find all DW content on Cyprus in chronological order.
A loophole in EU sanctions against Russia - Paris puts the brakes on electric scooters – Cyprus struggle with asylum seekers – Brexit on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe – A Postcard from Crete - 30 years of political and economic change in Russia – Flying with the times - Rediscovering Christianity in Italy -Bosnians bring back color to their war-scarred city of Mostar
Cyprus has asked the European Commission to help relocate 5,000 asylum seekers to other EU member states. The island nation is struggling to accommodate an influx of migrants despite efforts to protect its border. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Cyprus correspondent Nathan Morley about what the country's interior minister has described as a "disproportionate burden on Cyprus."
Cyprus received a rude reminder during the week of just how close it is to the ongoing conflict in Syria. A stray missile — believed to be Russian — exploded in the island's breakaway Turkish north. Nobody was hurt, but as Nathan Morley reports from Nicosia, the incident sent shockwaves throughout Cyprus.
Criticism over Ursula von der Leyen's nomination to the EU’s top job – The Syrian War strays into Cyprus – On the red carpet at Karlovy Vary - Have women in Poland been freed from the shackles of Communism? - Sweden moves a step closer to being smoke-free – The waste trade in Turkey – Volunteers ‘Retake Rome’