Record year for asylum claims

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Record year for asylum claims
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Cyprus is creaking under increased migrant flows, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris, arguing that asylum seekers are 5% of the population, as applications rise by 140%.

Nouris blamed Turkey for putting Cyprus on the frontline of irregular migration.

“Ankara’s practice of instrumentalising migration, which is evolving into a new hybrid threat against Cyprus with the obvious purpose and conscious effort to change the demographics”.

He argued that flows were deliberately channelled through the Turkish occupied north of the island.

“After three years of intensive efforts, the European...

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Record year for asylum claims

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