Cyprus Church Considering Setting Up Own Bank

By Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi – May 17, 2017 On Tuesday, Cyprus’ Orthodox Church leader, Archbishop Chrysostomos II told state broadcaster RIK that the Church is considering setting up its own bank. The idea behind potentially setting up a bank for the Church comes as a result of the Church losing millions of euros during Cyprus’ 2013 banking crisis. The Church is ... Read More »


“Over the course of the four decades since the invasion and occupation of Cyprus by Turkey, the nature of it has gradually been transformed” DEAN KALIMNIOU 15 July 2016 In his interesting recently published book “In Praise of Forgetting,” David Rieff questions the utility of remembering or commemorating terrible historical crimes such as genocide, ethnic cleansing or massacres. He wonders ... Read More »

Erdogan Blackmails Greece over Cyprus and the Reopeniong of the Theological School of Halki

ATHENS CONDEMNS ERDOGAN’S CYPRUS COMMENTS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Greece is not doing it’s “duty” 2 Sep 2014 Athens reacted angrily to calls by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a “two-state” solution to the Cyprus problem and claims that Greece is not “doing its duty” as a guarantor power, saying the comments were “disappointing” and “simply confirm ... Read More »

Cyprus Saturation

The photographs accompanying this diatribe were taken last year by Turkish photographer Bastermur Bilal. They depict a couple of semi-nude stick figures attempting to assume languid attitudes of sensuous nonchalance. As such, they could be dismissed as yet another accretion to the derivative drivel that poses as art, if it were not for the context in which these were taken. ... Read More »

‘The Cypriot terrorist’

May 27, 2013 At least that was what her former husband Christopher Hitchens called her. THEO PANAYIDES meets a feisty lawyer with an ambivalent relationship with Cyprus As I sit in the waiting area I can hear a lawyer talking on the phone – a middle-aged woman, crisp and authoritative. “You’ll have to close up the building,” she tells her ... Read More »


NO HEGEMONIC PEACE IN CYPRUS By Marios L. Evriviades VOLTAIRE NETWORK | ATHENS (GREECE) | 5 APRIL 2014 If NATO today trots out the principle of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty to condemn Russia, how come it doesn’t condemn Turkey when it comes to the territorial integrity and sovereignty that Cyprus is equally entitled to? Professor Marios L. Evriviades revisits the Turkish plan ... Read More »


When nations are not made accountable for their crimes, their action ceases to be a crime 23 Jul 2013 In a piece describing his stay in Cyprus, Noble Prize winning poet Odysseus Elytis spoke of the timeless essence of being Greek as being situated in a unique feel for the relationship between things, whereupon there was more of the spirit ... Read More »