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21 Apr 2017
Week’s Top Stories

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Explosion in Limassol restaurant. Who’s behind it?

Limassol police is investigating the incident and looking for possible organizers of a restaurant explosion, which happened on Tuesday in front of the entrance to the fast food restaurant. Fortunately, no one was hurt; however, the building suffered serious damages and remained closed the next morning.

Recently, similar explosions happened in Limassol at the beauty saloon, nightclub and a snack bar. Again, no victims were reported, but the businesses were shut down.

Police is not commenting on the possible connection between these accidents, however according to some sources the explosives used in two attacks were identical.

New obstacle for Cyprus reunification talks. What are the prospects?

A new round of negotiations on reunification of Cyprus has barely started, but the leader of the occupied territory already made a controversial statement.

At the second meeting with Nikos Anastasiadis, Mustafa Akinchi said that all consultations will be put on hold in July this year. Turkish newspaper Hurriyet suggests that the reason for that is gas and oil exploration works, which are planned to start in July in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus.

Akinci believes that island’s natural resources belong to all Cyprus people – living in both north and south. In the interview, the leader also mentioned attacks carried on Turkish Cypriot community members, but did not specify attack details.

Some analysts suggest that Cyprus reunification talks is a subject for bargaining, rather than means of resolving a conflict.

Cyprus post will spread the word about Paphos – the European Capital of Culture 2017

Stamp collectors around the world have a great chance to add unique items to their collections. This week Cyprus post in collaboration with Paphos2017 committee has issued a special series of stamps to mark Paphos as the European Capital of Culture of 2017.

A special series of stamps were created by famous Cypriot artist Nicos Ierodiakon, and printed in Athens. The set includes 3 themes: ancient monuments of the city, the sea coast and nature.

The cost of each stamp is 64 cents. The total number of issued stamps is unknown. However, if you want to become a lucky owner of a special commemorative series of 3 stamps, you need to hurry up, while they have not been bought up by the collectors.

Cyprus is attracting more tourists. Who travels to Cyprus?

Tourists continue flowing to Cyprus. According to the Statistical Service, around 140 thousand foreign tourists came to visit Cyprus in March this year, which is more by 3% comparing to the same period last year.

In total, since the beginning of 2017 the tourist numbers increased by 13.5%, showing the interest from visitors from Russian, Greece, Israel and Great Britain.

According to the several surveys done in Russia, Cyprus remains among the leaders of preferred tourist destinations for the upcoming summer holidays.