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Business owners raise Brexit concerns in Westminster

It was standing room only for a Brexit debate organised by Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Commerce UK (CTCC UK) in the House of Commons at the start of June. Over a hundred entrepreneurs came together to discuss the potential impact of Brexit and how that can be countered, with many airing their frustration and fears […]

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Ekrem Imamoğlu wins decisively in Istanbul Mayoral re-run

Binali Yıldırım conceded defeat just two hours after counting started, such was the gulf between him and Republican People’s Party candidate Ekrem Imamoğlu, who won Istanbul’s Mayoral election re-run with 54% of the vote on Sunday, 23 June. The former AK Party Prime Minister was aiming to overturn a slender defeat of some 13,000 in […]

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Minister’s ‘ghost town’ announcement spooks Greek Cypriots

Controversial new moves that could lead to the reopening of the ‘ghost town’ of Maraş in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) have been announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay, spooking Greek Cypriot officials. A group of experts are to be sent in to conduct a “scientific inventory” […]

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Kem Cetinay scores wondergoal to help team win Soccer Aid

Former Love Island winner and TV presenter Kem Cetinay scored a dream goal at this year’s Soccer Aid to propel his World XI team to victory. The annual event pits two all-star teams of celebrities, athletes and footballers in a match that helps raise money for global children’s education charity Unicef. The England team, managed […]

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İmamoğlu and Yıldırım go head-to-head again, as Istanbul holds Mayoral re-run

Ten million Istanbul residents are returning to the polls today, Sunday 23 June, to elect a mayor after opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu’s surprising win in the March Local Elections was annulled. The relatively unknown İmamoğlu, 49, beat political veteran Binali Yıldırım by 30,000 votes, later whittled down to 13,000 votes after several recounts. Unwilling to […]

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Frankfurt underground stop named in honour of hero teenage Turk

An underground train station in Frankfurt, Germany, has been named after a Turkish teenager who lost his life trying to help a person who had fallen onto the tracks. The Ostendstraße stop on the city’s S-Bahn underground system will now also be known as Alptuğ-Sözen-Station, according to German media reports. New signs in memory of […]

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Police crackdown following crime wave in North Cyprus

Police chiefs have launched a summer-long crackdown on crime amid growing public concern following a number of incidents and fears that the TRNC’s image as a safe country could be damaged. The announcement was prompted after police and immigration officers came under fire for letting slip two men wanted for the violent robbery of a […]

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Turkish Cypriots hail Green Line murder suspect swap 

Leading politicians in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) have hailed an exchange of murder suspects with the Greek Cypriot South. United Nations peacekeepers, acting as go-betweens, handed over Pakistani citizen Muhammad Salman to TRNC police, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay (pictured above, right) announced on Thursday, 13 June. […]