Author: Eltan Halil

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Legal warning over Cyprus cheese trademark
 

Cheese producers and distributors could end up with a legal battle on their hands if they seek to take advantage of the Greek Cypriot administration’s loss of its “halloumi” trademark in the UK, an expert has warned. T-VINE reported last month how officials in South Cyprus were left red-faced after it emerged that they had […]

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Greece slammed over human rights violation of Turkish minority

Greece has failed to implement a human rights ruling against the closure of Turkish associations, 10 years after it was handed down. The country was slammed by the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe’s statutory decision-making body, over a case relating to the “violations of the right to freedom of association”as set out in […]

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North Cyprus minister in mourning after relative killed in London smash

A senior politician in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was in mourning this week after a close relative was killed by a pensioner driving the wrong way down a major road in East London. Tourism and Environment Minister Fikri Ataoğlu was left grief-stricken after receiving news that Ruşit Ataoğlu had died in the […]

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Cheesed off: minister grilled as bureaucratic blunder costs Greek Cypriots ‘halloumi’ trademark

A minister has resisted calls to resign after the Greek Cypriot government suffered an embarrassing blow in its efforts to monopolise the name of traditional Cyprus cheese in the UK. Georgios Lakkotrypis, the South’s Commerce and Industry Minister, faced calls to quit after it was recently revealed that South Cyprus had “lost” its UK trademark […]

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Hero finally laid to rest at spot where he fell half a century ago as Turkish Cypriots mark ‘Bloody Christmas’ anniversary

The remains of a legendary Turkish Cypriot resistance fighter killed while defending his home town were yesterday brought to their final resting place – on the spot where he was shot dead exactly 55 years ago. Hüseyin Ruso – a talented sportsman, footballer and PE teacher – was just 28 when he became a martyr […]

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Cyprus massacre victims laid to rest with military honours

The remains of 15 Turkish Cypriots – including 14 women and children – slaughtered by EOKA-B gunmen in the North Cyprus village of Muratağa on 14 August, 1974, have been finally laid to rest in their own graves. The victims, ranging in age from just four to 79, were among 126 people massacred in the […]