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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 […]

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Christmas cheer for Uber in Turkey as Court of Appeals lifts nationwide ban

An appeals court in Turkey has ruled to lift the block on popular transportation application Uber. The news was confirmed on Uber’s Turkey Twitter account on Christmas Eve. In their first post since April 2020, Uber Türkiye wrote: “We are very pleased the block on Uber in Turkey has been cancelled following a decision by […]

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UK-Turkey flights resume for Turkish nationals and foreigners with residency permits, but with PCR tests and quarantine on arrival

Five days after suspending all flights from Britain due to coronavirus mutation fears, the Turkish authorities have announced a partial restoration of services for Turkish citizens and foreign nationals with Turkish residency permits only. After assessing the risks from the newly identified more contagious variant of coronavirus in the UK and elsewhere, the Turkish authorities […]

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As North Cyprus prepares to bury 14 Turkish Cypriot children, a relative’s story highlights the horrors of those slain in 1974 Muratağa Massacre

Forty six years after they were brutally killed by Greek Cypriot paramilitaries during the 1974 Cyprus War, fourteen children aged between four months and fifteen years old will be laid to rest at the Muratağa Martyrs’ Cemetery this Saturday, 26 December 2020. The children were among 126 Turkish Cypriot villagers – mainly women, children and […]

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TRNC restricts entry from UK and 3 other countries to its citizens and slaps 14-day quarantine on new arrivals

The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has banned travel from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, and South Africa after authorities in the four countries detected a more infectious variant of the coronavirus. The TRNC Ministry of Health, on advice from the Contagious Diseases Executive Committee, decided on Tuesday to impose a ban on the […]

BTCA premieres its Nevcihan Oluşum “A Thousand Words” documentary – the story behind the iconic photo

The world premiere of the documentary ‘A Thousand Words; The Voice Behind the Image’ about Nevcihan Oluşum and her iconic photo took place online on Sunday, 20 December. The screening of the film by the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA) occurred on the 57th anniversary of ‘Bloody Christmas’ – the start of the decade-long assault and […]

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Turkey joins countries banning flights from Britain amid COVID-19 mutation fears

Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced that flights from a number of countries including Britain are being suspended due to fears over a new strain of coronavirus. The minister broke the news via social media on Sunday evening, stating that the President had instructed for flights from Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark and South Africa […]