Category: News – TRNC

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Remembrance Sunday and Turkish Cypriots – Britain’s Forgotten Soldiers

This year marks the centenary of the Royal British Legion, a charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. It is fitting therefore that on Remembrance Sunday, 14 November 2021, the Royal British Legion is reaching out to a group little recognised for […]

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After a year’s wait, Faiz Sucuoğlu is finally crowned UBP Leader

Dr. Faiz Sucuoğlu was the favourite to win the run-off and become leader of the National Unity Party (UBP) last October, after the role was vacated by Ersin Tatar, who had been elected President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Instead, the UBP leadership contest was unexpectedly called off and Ersan Saner installed as […]

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Conservative MP quizzes UK government on why it doesn’t recognise TRNC Covid vaccination certificates

A Conservative Member of Parliament has challenged the British government on failing to accept certificates for AstraZeneca Covid vaccines administered in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). Julian Sturdy, the MP for York Outer, asked the Health Secretary Sajid Javid about “what discussions” he has had with his “international counterparts” on recognising […]

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Four candidates to stand in UBP leadership race this weekend

This weekend, National Unity Party (UBP) members will get the chance to vote for their new leader, a role vacated last October when Ersin Tatar became President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Four candidates are standing: Hasan Taçoy and Faiz Sucuoğlu, who were through to the run-off last year before the election was […]

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TRNC coalition government collapses after PM Ersan Saner tenders his resignation

The minority government in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus collapsed on Wednesday, following Prime Minister Ersan Saner formally tendering his resignation. After seeing President Ersin Tatar, Prime Minister Saner told the press waiting at the TRNC White House: “I have just submitted my resignation as I observe that the government is no longer sustainable. […]

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UK now accepts Turkish Covid-19 vaccination programme, but TRNC certificates still excluded

Turkey is now among the countries whose coronavirus vaccination programme are recognised by the United Kingdom. The expanded list, which includes 37 new countries and territories including Turkey, came into force on Monday 11 October. People fully vaccinated in Turkey with a UK-approved vaccine will no longer have to quarantine when they arrive in Britain. They […]

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President Tatar congratulates new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as UK-Turkish Cypriot relations increasingly strained

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar has congratulated Liz Truss on her new appointment as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. In a short statement President Tatar tweeted: “Congratulations on your appointment as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. “The Turkish Cypriot side looks forward to working […]