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Horror in Geçitkale, North Cyprus, as three members of family shot dead

On Friday, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) woke to the grim news that a mother and father, and their teenage son had been shot dead in their home in Geçitkale, near Famagusta. Bengü Çobanoğlu, 48, and her husband İbrahim Çobanoğlu, 52, had been killed in their bedroom. Their 14-year-old son Çınar Çobanoğlu was […]

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Turkish broadcaster A Haber mocked for absurd Boğaziçi University protest claims

People have taken to Twitter to mock one of Turkey’s popular news channels for its headlines about the recent protests at Boğaziçi University. Hundreds of students and academics at the university have demonstrated against the new university rector, Melih Bulu, who was appointed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the start of the year. […]

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“We no longer want to share our sovereignty” says President Tatar during YTB debate on a 2-state solution for Cyprus

Ersin Tatar, the president of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has asserted the need for separate sovereignty for Turkish Cypriots to help resolve the decades old Cyprus Problem. The Turkish Cypriot leader’s (pictured top) comments came during an online panel discussion about a two-state solution for Cyprus hosted by Turkish diaspora body Yurtdışı Türkler […]

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Turkish Cargo posts growth in pandemic year, plays vital role in transporting Covid vaccine worldwide

Turkish Airlines subsidiary Turkish Cargo has continued to grow in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic has seen many airlines grounded and revenues for the aviation sector plummet. Despite this challenging backdrop, Turkish Cargo’s revenue, market share and market volume are all up on 2019 figures. According to World Air Cargo Data (WACD), Turkish Cargo claimed […]

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Turkey suspends UK entries after multiple cases of mutant coronavirus traced to new arrivals from Britain

Turkey has confirmed its first cases of the UK variant of coronavirus. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on New Year’s Day that fifteen people traveling from Britain had tested positive for the new more contagious strain. The discovery has prompted the Turkish authorities to temporarily bar new arrivals from Britain again. “Through the investigations made […]

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New Year’s Eve cancelled, 14-day quarantine for UK arrivals to continue as TRNC enforces stricter measures to curb Covid infection rates

Health authorities in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) have extended coronavirus restrictions in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19, which has seen 49 new cases recorded in the past 48 hours. The latest announcement on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, includes a curfew in North Cyprus, mandatory quarantine for workers based in […]