Author: T-VINE

HP News
Turkey, Azerbaijan deepen ties with new trade deal and passport-free travel

Relations between Turkey and neighbouring Azerbaijan continue to strengthen and deepen. Passport-free travel between the two countries commenced on Thursday, 1 April. The following day, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov (both pictured above) signed an electronic business agreement in Baku, pledging to bring “trade relations to a new level.” […]

HP News
New Covid-19 cases in Turkey hit a record high
 

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in Turkey, with over 42,000 new infections recorded on Friday, up by a third on the 30,000-a-day average reported the previous week. According to the Health Ministry, a total of 42,308 people tested positive for the virus on 2 April – the highest number of new Covid cases recorded in […]

HP News
Turkish Cypriot hellim producers can sell to EU through island-wide PDO, but will still face discrimination

After years of disputes, Cypriot cheese – known in Turkish as hellim and in Greek as halloumi – has been granted Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status by the European Union. Member states “unanimously supported” the PDO proposals earlier today, which are applicable to “all parts of Cyprus”, according to a tweet by Elisa Ferreira, the European […]

Community
New UK Turkish Cypriot community network group NOTCO launches

A new British Turkish Cypriot network has been formed to offer support to its five founding members, among them “two of the UK’s oldest and most active associations”, the Turkish Cypriot Community Association and the Turkish Community Football Federation. Called the Network Of Turkish Cypriot Organisations, or NOTCO for short, it sets out to “reinforce […]