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Three dead, one missing, as storms lash North Cyprus
 

Three young people have died and another is missing after heavy rain lashed parts of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Wednesday, 5 December, in some of the worst storms for years. The three victims – one female and two male – were named by Turkish Cypriot police as Gaye Soyutok, 18, Tolga Bekçi, […]

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North Cyprus introduces plastic bag charge
 

Shoppers in North Cyprus now have to pay for plastic carrier bags under a new law aimed at tackling pollution. Under the changes, which came into force on 1 December, shops must now charge 25 kuruş – nearly 4p based on current exchange rates – for each single-use plastic carrier bag issued. Businesses caught flouting […]

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Sapmi score four goals to beat TRNC in first-ever CONIFA women’s international football match

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus women’s team was roundly beaten by North European side Sapmi in last night’s international friendly. The teams took to the field at 20 Temmuz Stadium in Girne/Kyrenia to play this historic match – the first international women’s game for independent world football body CONIFA, which represents nations and territories […]

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Ersin Tatar is the new leader of TRNC main opposition, the National Unity Party

A British-educated politician has been elected as the new leader of North Cyprus’ main opposition party, the centre right National Unity Party, or Ulusal  Birlik Partisi (UBP). Cambridge University graduate Ersin Tatar replaces former TRNC Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün. At the party’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday 28 October, a four-way leadership contest saw Ersin […]

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Mixed fortunes for host TRNC as 19 nations compete at the 18th International Dr. Fazıl Küçük Sports Games

North Cyprus has successfully hosted another international sporting event. 431 sportsmen and women from 19 countries took part in the 18th International Dr Fazıl Küçük Sports Games, which ran from 10-28 October 2018. Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman welcomed the athletes at the official opening ceremony at the Acapulco Hotel televised live on BRT 1. Alongside those […]

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An iconic face of the Cyprus Conflict, Nevcihan Oluşum dies aged 84

  A Turkish Cypriot woman whose grief-stricken photograph during the Cyprus Conflict made international headlines has passed away. The funeral of Nevcihan Oluşum will take place today in her native Gaziveren in North Cyprus. Mrs Oluşum inadvertently became the face of the Turkish Cypriot struggle during 11-year Cyprus Conflict when she was snapped in 1964 […]