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Businessman and officials investigated over Girne title deed ‘scam’

People who bought property from a real estate developer in Girne in the TRNC may have fallen victim to title deed fraud, it has emerged, as a prominent local businessman was accused of falsifying dozens of documents. Investment İnşaat Ltd director and founder Mehmet Eminoğlu and Serdar Özbekoğlu, a certifying officer, were both remanded in […]

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55 years on: Remembering Cengiz Topel and the Erenköy Resistance

The struggle to survive has defined much of therecent history of Turkish Cypriots, with the ErenköyResistance of 1964 among their most famous battles. A major milestone that occurred early on in the 11-year Cyprus Conflict, the Battle of Erenköynot only highlighted the bravery and resilience of the island’s minority Turkish community, but also the critical […]

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Turkish Cypriots celebrate 20 July anniversary

This year’s 20 July Peace and Freedom Day was marked in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) with ceremonies to remember the victims and the fallen soldiers. Events commemorating the 45th anniversary of Turkey’s military intervention in Cyprus kicked off on Friday, 19 July, with a 21-gun salute followed by a televised address to […]

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EU condemned over action against Turkey following East Med drilling activities

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots were united in condemnation of the European Union after the bloc announced a series of measures designed to punish Turkey over its drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) President Mustafa Akıncı, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar, Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay […]

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Akıncı ‘dismayed’ by Greek Cypriot rejection of gas and oil cooperation offer

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mustafa Akıncı has expressed his “regret” and “dismay” after Greek Cypriot political party leaders rejected his offer to work together to exploit potential offshore energy resources by claiming that a solution to the Cyprus problem must come first. Mr Akıncı accused the Greek Cypriot side of acting in […]

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Tragedy at sea as four members of the same family drown off coast of Karpaz

North Cyprus was plunged into mourning last night after news emerged that a mother, father and their two teenage children had drowned while swimming off the coast of Karpaz. Calamity struck when the Katırcı family went for a dip in Tulumba, located between the villages of Kaplıca and Yedikonuk on the east of the island, […]

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No change to UK travel advice following North Cyprus ‘stray missile’ strike

The British government is not making changes to its travel advice for Cyprus “at this stage” after a suspected surface-to-air missile blew up over the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), a spokesperson has told T-VINE. “We continue to work locally to verify the circumstances surrounding the recent incident,” a spokesperson for the Foreign and […]