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Paddy Power is the title sponsor of 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup in London

An international tournament that will feature North Cyprus’ national football side has received a crucial boost after attracting a major backer. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been announced as the title sponsor of the 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup, which will take place in London from the end of May. The tournament is organised by […]

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Public meeting to discuss poor state of Tottenham Park Cemetery

  For several years, community activists have been campaigning hard to improve conditions at a North London cemetery that has been the primary place of rest for British Turks since the 1960s. The serious state of disrepair of graves and pathways at the privately-owned Tottenham Park Cemetery in Edmonton, along with a general lack of maintenance […]

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New four-way centre-left coalition government for North Cyprus

  Four political parties in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have struck an agreement, paving the way for a new coalition government to be formed headed by the leader of the left-wing Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Tufan Erhürman. Details of the new team were presented to TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı earlier today, which was […]

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Road rage in Yasar Halim as man follows younger driver into store

On Thursday morning, customers at famed Yasar Halim’s patisserie in East Finchley, North London, bore witness to a serious verbal assault on a young man. The latter part of the incident was captured on camera by one customer who posted it on to her Facebook page, detailing what she had seen. Jessie Harrington wrote, “An […]

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North Cyprus draws “group of death” for London 2018 CONIFA World Cup Finals

Officials for the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) were in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) at the start of the New Year to oversee the draw for this year’s World Cup. Sixteen teams, including North Cyprus, are taking part in the international football tournament being held in London between Thursday 31 May […]

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Lucky escape for Pegasus passengers as plane lands on cliff edge

Passengers and crew onboard a flight from Ankara to Trabzon miraculously escaped without any injuries after their aircraft crash-landed on a cliff edge when trying to land at Trabzon Airport.  The Saturday evening flight had a dramatic end when the plane skidded off the runway and went over the side of a cliff. An investigation […]

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Westminster Debate ‘Elections in Cyprus and the Future of Cyprus Talks’

It’s election season in Cyprus, which comes under the spotlight thanks to a new debate being organised by think tank CEFTUS (Centre for Turkey Studies). North Cyprus’ General Election was held on 7 January 2018 and domestic concerns dominated. The National Unity Party (UBP) returned as the largest party, significantly increasing its share of vote […]

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Nearly 1500 Daesh suspects arrested in Istanbul in 2017

Almost 1,500 people were apprehended in Istanbul last year on suspicion of links to the so-called Islamic State, or Daesh, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency. Anadolu reported last week that counter terrorism units belonging to the Istanbul Police Department carried out 58 operations against Daesh in 2017. A total of 1,447 suspects have been […]