Author: Eltan Halil

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Turkish wrestler claims seventh European gold medal

Wrestling star Taha Akgül has claimed his seventh European gold medal – and third in a row – after a comfortable win on Wednesday in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. The 28-year-old now holds the record for the most number of European titles by a Turkish wrestler, reports said. Giant Taha Akgül, who stands 192cm […]

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Minister calls on UN to put an end to “period of pretence” in Cyprus

The necessary conditions for the creation of a federal united Cyprus do not exist, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Foreign Affairs Minister Kudret Özersay said on Wednesday. Prof. Özersay made the comments at a major conference held at Near East University (NEU), on the outskirts of Lefkoşa, North Cyprus, organised to debate “alternative” solutions […]

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UN Cyprus role slammed after Akıncı snubs Drogba ‘peace’ match

The United Nations’ mission in Cyprus came under fierce criticism from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) this week after UN peacekeepers were unable to provide “security” for a football match involving teams from both sides of the island. On Tuesday Turkish Cypriots Mağusa Türk Gücü and Greek Cypriots Nea Salamina took part in […]

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Killer driver sentenced to four years by North Cyprus court

A driver who caused the death of the dad of a British Turkish Cypriot accountant has been sent to prison, three and a half years after the fatal crash occurred. Deniz Avcu was sentenced to four years in jail after being found guilty of causing death by inconsiderate and careless driving by a panel of […]

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Turkish tycoons in global rich list
 

Entrepreneurs from Turkey and North Cyprus are among the richest people in the world, according to the latest league table of billionaires. A total of 25 businessmen and women from Turkey have made it on to the 2019 list, joined by one Turkish Cypriot, Suat Günsel. The combined wealth of Turkey’s mega rich was $43.1 […]

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Festival date clash ‘disaster’ averted as row exposes rifts within Turkish Cypriot UK community

Competing plans to hold separate June festivals celebrating Turkish Cypriot culture on the same day in north London have been averted after one of the camps decided to postpone its event by a week. In a surprise move, the UK-based Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations (CTCA), an umbrella organisation representing nearly 30 non-governmental organisations, announced […]