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EU fails to act over Greek Cypriot ban on Green Line border crossing

The European Union is refusing to intervene in a row over South Cyprus suspending the Green Line Regulation for European citizens. Currently, visitors from EU countries and EU nationals resident in North Cyprus are prevented from crossing the Green Line border that divides the island into the Turkish North and the Greek South. Mustafa Akıncı, […]

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Turkey sends urgent aid to Lebanon after huge blast devastates Beirut

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) is overseeing urgent medical and humanitarian aid to Lebanon following a deadly explosion at the Port of Beirut on Tuesday, which left at least 137 people dead, and an estimated 300,000 homeless. Details were announced by Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca after he spoke on the phone with […]

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CTCA sounds alarm bells after Britain “undermines” Turkish Cypriots’ political rights

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) has launched a campaign to stop plans for commercial and residential development on Turkish Cypriot property in Britain’s Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) in Cyprus, calling the plans “unlawful”. The CTCA accuses the UK government of “deliberately undermining” Turkish Cypriot legal and political rights in order to move […]

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EU’s coronavirus ventilator aid arrives in North Cyprus 

Turkish Cypriots have received with vital medical equipment from the European Union  to help them fight against COVID-19. The European Commission, in close partnership with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) in Cyprus, successfully delivered 10 ventilators to North Cyprus on Tuesday, 30 June. This batch of equipment is in addition to the 30 ventilators previously […]

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Turkey’s Volkan Bozkır is the new President of the UN General Assembly

A distinguished Turkish diplomat has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Volkan Bozkır becomes the first Turkish national to hold the office. He was unopposed for the position, and elected through a secret ballot on 17 June, receiving 178 votes, with 11 abstentions. Taking over from incumbent Tijjani Muhammad-Bande of Nigeria, […]