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Turkish tycoons in global rich list
 

Entrepreneurs from Turkey and North Cyprus are among the richest people in the world, according to the latest league table of billionaires. A total of 25 businessmen and women from Turkey have made it on to the 2019 list, joined by one Turkish Cypriot, Suat Günsel. The combined wealth of Turkey’s mega rich was $43.1 […]

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Turkey blasts European Parliament over call to suspend EU accession talks

A vote by the European Parliament (EP) urging EU leaders to suspend stalled accession talks with Turkey has been blasted as “meaningless”, “worthless” and “groundless”. On Wednesday 370 out of 622 MEPs present voted in favour of adopting a 2018 report calling for the suspension of Turkey’s accession negotiations, with 109 votes against and 143 […]

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Turkish Cypriots, UN Resolution 186 of 4 March 1964, and the start of the embargoes

Fifty five years ago today, the United Nations (UN) Security Council passed a resolution, the ramifications of which continues to be felt decades later. Three years after the independence of Cyprus from British rule, leaders of the Greek Cypriot community initiated their notorious Akritas Plan, which aimed to overthrow the power-sharing arrangement between themselves and […]

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Greek Cypriot police mocked after asparagus car raid at border, draws comparisons with ‘Narcos’

On the eve of a new round of talks between the two Cypriot leaders, one unexpected issue dominated the headlines on the island: the seizure of a Turkish Cypriot’s vehicle at the Metehan/ Ayios Dhometios checkpoint in the capital Nicosia because it contained illegally imported asparagus. Greek Cypriot customs officers stepped in on Monday morning […]

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Lord Balfe blasts Britain’s stance on Turkish Cypriots

The UK will not take “even the smallest step” to recognise the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) because of Greek Cypriot threats over the future of the Sovereign Base Areas, a member of the House of Lords has said. Conservative peer Lord Balfe said that the TRNC was “right not to trust” the British […]

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Germany’s first female imam Seyran Ateş slams influence of foreign-funded Muslim clerics

A Turkish Kurdish lawyer and imam has created waves by attacking European mosques and clerics that are funded by foreign governments, including Turkey. Feminist Seyran Ateş, who founded the liberal Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in Berlin in 2017 where men and women pray together, claims foreign influence drives Islamic extremism in Europe, and prevents a tolerant […]

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Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba expected for Cyprus ‘peace’ match

Former international football star Didier Drogba is to attend a match between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots next month, it has been announced. The Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend will be among those in the stands to watch a game between top tier outfits Mağusa Türk Gücü and Nea Salamina, according to local activist Dr […]