Author: İpek Özerim

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Turkish Cypriot newspaper ‘Afrika’ changes its name and logo after being accused of racism

A left-wing newspaper in North Cyprus has reverted to its former name ‘Avrupa’ [‘Europe’] after African students accused the paper of “encouraging racism and stereotyping” for calling itself ‘Afrika’ and using a monkey in its logo. On Thursday, 25 June, the paper’s front page bore the new Avrupa masthead, complete with a new animal icon, […]

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TRNC Tourism Minister Ünal Üstel sacked, replaced by Kutlu Evren

Ünal Üstel, the Minister for Tourism and the Environment, has been removed from his post by Ersin Tatar, the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The Prime Minister made the announcement on Friday, naming Kutlu Evren as his replacement. Mr Üstel’s position had become untenable after he was implicated in the […]