Police have issued European arrest warrants for two men in a same sex partnership suspected of illegally adopting a baby brought to Cyprus by a woman from the Philippines and who are believed to be abroad.
An Interpol Red Notice has also been issued on the request of the Cyprus police which is a request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition.
The couple, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish national, are believed to have fled to Turkey with the baby, after authorities detained last week a 47-year-old Filipina when police received information that she had brought an infant to Cyprus on behalf of the two men.
The woman initially said the baby was hers but it was later determined she was not the biological mother. She is currently in police custody after being remanded last Friday for eight days.
Reports said police were investigating whether the baby was sold to the couple who were permanent residents of Cyprus.
It was suggested that they had been sending the mother of the baby €250 per month. Reports said the Greek Cypriot man and the woman had been pretending the baby was theirs although it was not clear when all this was taking place.