In today’s episode, the government on Tuesday sought to downplay the notion that it supports spying on journalists, in relation to new EU legislation. In other news, Turkish Cypriot leaders have rejected Israeli allegations that the north was being used by Iran to harbour terrorists with the aim of attacking Israelis in Cyprus. And a total of 943,978 people are now registered on GESY, Health Minister Popi Kanari said on Tuesday.

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