Joie Cooper

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Windcraft Music Fest is preparing a groovy comeback, with an international line-up of bands that infuse musical traditions of the world with jazz and electronic dance beats. The 8th edition of the festival on August 5, 6 and 7 will again see wind instruments have the starring role. In addition…

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European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas on Saturday called on Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot government to do more to stem migrant arrivals on the ethnically divided Mediterranean island.

After a visit to an upgraded migrant facility outside the capital, Nicosia, Schinas said Brussels “won’t let the Turkish Cypriot community consider itself neutral in what is going on.”

The Cypriot government says around 90% of migrants enter via Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north through a loosely regulated student visa system.

Thousands of people then cross the UN buffer zone to seek asylum in the Greek Cypriot south.

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Joie Cooper

Joie Cooper

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting