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Cyprus – unilateralism on hydrocarbons will result in permanent division

  The Greek Cypriot position on hydrocarbons exploitation is that as an independent and sovereign coastal state, member of both the UN and of the EU, the “Republic of Cyprus” has the right to exploit her natural resources, including offshore resources, and agree boundaries with other coastal states in accordance with internationally accepted procedures. Greece […]

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Football legends Tony Adams, Sol Campbell and Tanju Çolak back Tekin Birinci’s bid to become an MP

A candidate for Sunday’s General Elections in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has received support from a number of high profile football celebrities. Football agent Tekin Birinci, who is standing for TDP (Toplumcu Demokrasi Partisi / Communal Democracy Party), has been sent good luck messages from the likes of former Arsenal and England captain […]

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Top models Tülin Şahin and Halima Aden call for greater diversity

  Two supermodels appearing at the very first Dubai Modest Fashion Week used the opportunity to promote greater interaction and tolerance between diverse groups of people. Posing for photos and talking to media after the first two fashion shows last weekend, Turkish supermodel Tülin Şahin and American-Somali hijabi model Halima Aden said, “The world needs all […]

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Cypriot designer Raşit Bağzıbağlı helps create history with modest fashion giant Modanisa in Dubai

  After Istanbul (April 2016) and London (April 2017), pioneering fashion retailer Modanisa.com completed its hat-trick of firsts by also launching Dubai’s very first Modest Fashion Week last weekend. The event opened in spectacular style last Friday evening, 8 December, with Turkish Cypriot celebrity designer Raşit Bağzıbağlı showcasing his Spring-Summer collection on the catwalk. Walking […]

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MEPs dash Europe-wide “daft and damaging” döner ban attempt

  MEPs backed the kebab industry on Wednesday after the European Parliament voted against banning phosphates required to keep döner meat juicy and full of flavour. The vote came after the European Commission (EC) put forward a proposal to authorise the use of the natural additives in frozen “vertical meat spits” in order to bring […]

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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 […]