CYPRUS PROPERTY SUITS
Bishop sees ‘high treason’
A senior Cypriot bishop yesterday accused 15 Greek Cypriots who apparently tabled lawsuits with officials in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus for the return of their seized property of “high treason.” Nikiforos, Bishop of Kykkos, told a congregation yesterday that such bids would undermine efforts to establish a peace agreement on Cyprus. At least six of the people on the list have claimed to have been tricked and said they thought the suits were to have been tabled with United Nations officials. They added that they did not recognize the authority of courts in the occupied north.