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First coronavirus death reported in North Cyprus

The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has confirmed its first death from the coronavirus. On Sunday, the Ministry of Health announced Jabusch Bruno Gottfried Gerhard had died in Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital. The 73-year-old German national had underlying medical conditions. Mr Gerhard was part of a group tour holidaying in North Cyprus […]

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Inspirational Paralympian swimmer Sümeyye Boyacı honoured as Barbie doll

The achievements of Turkish swimming champion Sümeyye Boyacı is being celebrated with a doll made in her likeness. European and World Series 50m backstroke champion Boyacı is one of several sportswomen from around the world to be honoured by popular toy brand Barbie. Others in the new series of ‘Shero’ dolls include British World Champion […]

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At least 22 Turkish soldiers killed in Idlib airstrike by Syrian regime forces

More than 20 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces on Thursday night. The news was confirmed by Rahmi Doğan, the Governor of Hatay, whose province borders Syria’s Idlib region. Governor Doğan added that there were also a number of injured troops, several seriously, who had been brought across […]

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At least 8 dead as gunmen target Turkish shisha bars in Germany

Eight people have been killed and at least five people injured following two shootings at shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau. An unknown number of gunmen opened fire at the first shisha bar, Midnight, located in the city centre about 10pm local time on Wednesday evening. It’s thought the same gunmen then […]

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Deadly shooting outside Turkish comedy night in Berlin

One person has been killed and four others seriously injured following a shooting late on Friday evening outside a Berlin music venue, German authorities have said. Unknown people opened fire around 11pm local time outside the Tempodrom, a multi-purpose venue near the city centre. The Tempodrom had been hosting a stage performance of Güldür Güldür […]

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Egyptian authorities slammed following raid on Anadolu Agency Cairo office

The international community has joined the Turkish government in condemning the Egyptian authorities after four staff members from the Anadolu Agency (AA) were arrested and taken to an unknown location by Egyptian police in a raid on the news agency’s Cairo office on Tuesday night. AA said police officers stormed the office, cutting off security […]

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Turkish women’s volleyball team qualify for Tokyo Olympics after beating Germany

Turkey’s female volleyball players were flying high after securing their place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by defeating Germany in three straight sets on Sunday. Playing at the Omnisport Apeldoorn arena in the Netherlands, Turkey beat Germany 25-17, 25-19 and 25-22 in their Olympic CEV European qualification final. Outside spiker Hande Baladin was the game’s […]

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Turkey sends troops to Libya to help UN-backed government in Tripoli

Turkish troops are on their way to North Africa where they will provide support to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. The development comes three days after the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) approved a mandate for the mission following a formal request from the GNA for military support from Turkey. On […]

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Award-winning tour operator sets sights on Malta

The UK’s largest tour operator to North Cyprus is expanding its horizons by adding another destination in the Mediterranean to its portfolio. Award-winning Cyprus Paradise has launched a sister website called Malta Paradise and is offering “hand-picked holidays” to the two biggest islands in the Maltese Archipelago: Malta and Gozo. Operating as a niche tour […]