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North Cyprus PM accuses Akıncı of electioneering over Berlin meeting with Greek Cypriot leader

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has accused its President, Mustafa Akıncı, of electioneering after his decision to agree to a meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Berlin in November. Ersin Tatar said that Mr Akıncı, whose current five-year term ends next […]

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Minister’s warning to Brits living in North Cyprus

A MINISTER has warned British citizens living in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) about crossing south to the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus if they have reached the island via an “illegal port of entry”, in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. The Greek Cypriot administration does not recognise the TRNC and regards […]

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Turkish Cypriot MPs warn of Greek Cypriot bid to scrap EU direct trade pledge

GREEK Cypriot political party leaders are trying to “cancel” a pledge made by the European Union to allow North Cyprus to trade directly with the bloc, a cross-party group of Turkish Cypriot MPs has warned. Three MPs from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) were in Brussels recently at the same time as the […]

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‘Blister Sisters’ to walk 200km for North Cyprus cancer charity

A GROUP of British women are to walk from Girne to Gazimağusa, Lefkoşa and then back to Girne in an attempt to raise £5,000 for a North Cyprus-based cancer charity. The “Blister Sisters” – Sue Tilt, Auriana Stevens and Lynda Hillard – will set off on Wednesday for the 200km round-trip in aid of the […]

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Cypriot MEP under fire for opening an office in North Cyprus

A CYPRUS MEP has followed through with his plans to open an office in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The decision by Niyazi Kızılyürek, an MEP for the Greek Cypriot communist party Akel, was slammed by South Cyprus parties. The office, located on Muzaffer Paşa Caddesi, near the Ledra Palace crossing, was formally opened […]

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Maronite families settle in North Cyprus village for first time in 45 years

TEN Maronite families have moved to the North Cyprus village of Koruçam, it has been reported – the first “young blood” to the village in 45 years. The families have 16 children between them, including infants and secondary school students, according to a report published on Sunday by the Greek Cypriot daily Politis. Koruçam, also […]

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EXCLUSIVE: British woman blasts ‘vile behaviour’ of Greek Cypriot undertakers following mum’s death in North Cyprus

THE daughter of a British woman who died while on holiday in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has accused Greek Cypriot undertakers responsible for flying her mother’s body back to the UK of “mistreatment” and “vile behaviour”. Liverpool-born Lynda Ann Dawson, who died aged 62, had been in North Cyprus with daughter Hayley […]