The Palestinian Embassy in Nicosia has sent a missive to local media, requesting that officials from the Palestinian Authority be addressed as ‘state officials’ in news articles. It is unclear what prompted the letter, which was addressed to “All the Media of the Republic of Cyprus” on official embassy headed paper. Palestine was recognised by Cyprus in 1988 and the request was sent out as ties between Nicosia and Jerusalem are blossoming, with the Israeli Prime Minister having visited the island last week.
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Newsline: Palestine Embassy sends missive to media in Cyprus