NICOSIA (Xinhua) – More irregular immigrants arrived in Cyprus causing the authorities of the eastern Mediterranean island to express renewed concern over their growing numbers, state television reported on Sunday.
It said a group of 33 refugees, believed to be Syrians, arrived by boat in the Turkish-controlled northern part of Cyprus and crossed on foot into the government controlled areas a short time later.
They included 25 men, two women and six children. Police said that after being processed at a local police station they were transferred to a migrant reception center near the capital Nicosia.
Earlier, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades had told European Union leaders that his country has reached its limits in tackling the pressure from refugee influx.