Cyprus Mail
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Cyprus Mail Co Ltd
HeadquartersNicosia, Cyprus

The Cyprus Mail is the only English-language daily newspaper published in Cyprus. Established in 1945, it is published every day except Monday, and most of the local articles are available on its website.[1]


With the demise of the Cyprus Times in 1960, the Cyprus Mail remained the only English-language newspaper in Cyprus until the establishment of the Cyprus Weekly in 1979. Despite claiming to take an independent political position and to have no local political affiliations, it is widely regarded as a politically conservative and right-leaning publication.[2]

In its early years, the Cyprus Mail was the main rival to the Cyprus Times, another English-language newspaper founded in Cyprus during the period of British rule. At that time, the Cyprus Mail was seen as more right-wing than the left-leaning Cyprus Times, especially in its tendency to oppose the unification of Cyprus with Greece.[3] Due to this, it was disliked by Greek-Cypriots and circulated mainly among the British colonial administrative and military personnel. It later took a "pro-confederate" stance on the Cyprus dispute and supported the controversial 2004 Annan Plan, which led to allegations of anti-Greek bias and of "normalizing" the Turkish occupation in the northern part of the island.[4]


The newspaper was purchased in 2019 by Andreas Neocleous, a lawyer and former EOKA member who was previously found guilty of bribing deputy attorney general Rikos Erotokritou.[5] Criticism came when articles referring to his conviction were removed from the website of the newspaper the day after ownership of the newspaper changed.[5]

See also

List of newspapers in Cyprus


  1. ^ "Home page". Cyprus Mail. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  2. ^ "About Cyprus Mail Newspaper". World313. Archived from the original on 26 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  3. ^ See Manchester Guardian, 12 December 1949, p.8
  4. ^ Simerini, 27 April 2004
  5. ^ a b Orphanides, Stelios. "Founder of disgraced Cypriot law firm buys the Cyprus Mail". OCCRP. Retrieved 5 December 2019.