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Istanbul OIC Summit declares East Jerusalem capital of Palestine

   Yesterday’s emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul ended with a declaration signed by all 57 member states recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, and inviting the rest of the world to do the same. The summit was called by Turkey’s President Erdoğan in response to US President […]

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TRNC Foreign Minister criticises Muslim states for failing Palestinians and Turkish Cypriots 

  Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu used today’s Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) in Istanbul to speak out about his frustration at Muslim states for their “insufficient” response to the plight of both Turkish Cypriots and the Palestinian people. The Summit, called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss the OIC’s […]

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TRNC strengthens ties with Islamic world after hosting Islamic trade development conference

An international trade conference hosted in Girne earlier this week has concluded. The Regional Training Workshop on Export Strategies, which ran from on 5th to 7th December, was jointly organised by the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), a subsidiary of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) based in Casablanca, and the Turkish Republic […]

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Fashion powerhouse Modanisa set to open Dubai Modest Fashion Week on Friday

The countdown has begun to the start of Dubai Modest Fashion Week, which opens this weekend with three fashion shows from Modanisa.com – the world’s first and biggest online retailer of modest fashion. The Istanbul-headquartered fashion e-tailer is bringing in the A-team for its three shows in the Gulf. Supermodels Halima Aden and Tülin Şahin […]

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“Time is running out” for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
 

  In a federal courtroom in New York last Wednesday, key witness Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab pointed the finger squarely at Turkey’s President Erdoğan who, he claims, authorised sanction-busting activity with Iran. Zarrab’s allegations made international headlines and one of those to cover the developments is former Indian senior diplomat M.K. Bhadrakumar who has […]

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British Government snubs TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı

  Despite being a Guarantor Power to Cyprus, neither the British Prime Minister nor Foreign Minister have extended an official invitation to Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı to visit London in the two-and-a-half years he has been President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, peers and guests were told at a special briefing at […]

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Turkey, Qatar, Iran sign transport agreement as Gulf Crisis continues

Ministers from Turkey, Qatar and Iran signed a transport agreement in Tehran last weekend in order to improve trade amid the continuing Gulf Crisis. Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci was present along with Iranian and Qatari counterparts Mohammad Shariatmadari and Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani as the pact was signed. Iran will act […]

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Suzanne Nuri becomes the UK’s newest town councillor of Turkish Cypriot origin

Lib Dem candidate and former newspaper editor Suzanne Nuri won a by-election for a seat on Wymondham Town Council last night. She beat two other candidates to take the vacant position for Cromwells Ward. The results of the Cromwells By-Election, called following the resignation of Conservative councillor Adam Osborne for personal reasons, were as follows: […]

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Cyprus Paradise takes top prize at British Travel Awards

North Cyprus’ leading tour operator was named the ‘Overall Winner’ in the Best Holiday Company to East and Southeast Europe category at the 2017 British Travel Awards on Wednesday night. Cyprus Paradise picked up its trophy at a glittering awards ceremony in London attended by nearly one thousand travel professionals. It was Cyprus Paradise’s fifth […]