The United Nations has been trying to encourage reunification since Cyprus divided in 1974, following the Turkish military invasion. DW's Frank Hofmann reports from an island where many are fed up with the division.
Cyprus desperately needs the EU's assistance to deal with the influx of migrants. Those already there are facing atrocious conditions while they wait for their applications to be processed.
Voting has concluded in a presidential poll in the Republic of Cyprus, with no candidate expected to win outright. The poll comes as Cypriots continue to hope for a resolution of the country's ethnic divisions.
Turkish authorities detained two Greek servicemen last week after they crossed the shared border during a patrol. A Greek court in turn has rejected a Turkish extradition request for a suspected Kurdish militant.
Turkey and Greece's leaders have publicly aired their grievances at an unusually candid press conference. The two NATO members are divided over a series of issues — some decades old, others much more recent.
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