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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. […]

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Turkey showcases health sector advances with five simultaneous liver transplants

Surgeons at a university hospital in Turkey may have set a new world record after performing five simultaneous liver transplants involving live donors, media there have reported. The surgery took place at the İnönü University’s Turgut Özal Medical Centre in the eastern province of Malatya between 8am and 8pm on Wednesday, 12 June, according to […]

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Turks up in arms after national team “disrespected” at Reykjavik airport

A diplomatic incident has developed between Iceland and Turkey following the alleged mistreatment of the Turkish national football team at Keflavik International Airport. The squad arrived in the Icelandic capital on Sunday, ahead of Tuesday’s Euro 2020 Group H crunch game against the Nordic side. The Turks accused Iceland of “insulting” treatment after they were […]

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Family appeal for news on 13-year-old Eniscan, missing from Peckham home

UPDATE, Fri 15 June 2019, Eniscan has returned home safe. Mother says “God bless you all” after thousands share appeal for news about missing son.   Family and friends of Eniscan Doğangün have made a desperate appeal to Londoners to help them locate him. The young boy disappeared after leaving home yesterday morning dressed in his […]

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Istanbul mayoral hopeful İmamoğlu slams ethnic ‘smear campaign’

Ekrem İmamoğlu, the main opposition candidate fighting for a second time to become mayor of Istanbul, has hit out at a “smear campaign” targeting his ethnicity. Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his AK party’s candidate Binali Yıldırım have reportedly been suggesting that Mr İmamoğlu is of “secret” Greek heritage, with less than three […]