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MPs respond to Turkish Cypriot concerns over UK’s North Cyprus air embargo

A correspondence campaign regarding the Pegasus security clamp-down for flights from Ercan Airport to Britain is starting to bear fruit. The campaign was launched by the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA), Embargoed! and T-VINE Magazine. One of the first to get active was Barnet resident and advertising consultant Sonya Karafistan. Her template letter to MPs […]

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Family of fatal car accident victim Cavit Kannur “furious” after months of waiting for justice

  Originally from Yeşilırmak, in Lefke, northwest Cyprus, Cavit Mustafa Kannur was a model citizen and family man. Two years ago, this long-term resident of Güzelyurt was killed in a car accident by the Cengiz Topel Monument on the Güzelyurt-Lefke main road. A 19-year-old driver, Deniz Avcu, was travelling in the opposite direction, from Gemikonağı towards […]

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North Cyprus looks set for General Elections in January 2018

  Pressure from Opposition parties for the TRNC Government to hold elections early in the New Year seem to have taken root. Earlier this week, President Akıncı gave his formal assent to the draft law after meeting with the leaders of all four political parties represented in the TRNC Parliament. The new law, which had passed […]

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Lord Maginnis calls for High Commissioner Kidd to be sacked, as row heats up

  The furore over British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd’s attempts to justify Great Britain’s handling of the Cyprus problem continues. One British peer has called for “disciplinary action” against the senior diplomat, while many other British expats and Turkish Cypriots have voiced their indignation at Mr Kidd’s comments. In a very rare visit to the […]

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Clocks go back an hour in Cyprus and Britain, but not Turkey

On Sunday, 29 October, clocks will be going back in various parts of the world as part of Daylight Saving Time (DST). This includes Britain, North and South Cyprus. The decision by the Turkish Cypriot authorities to return DST means there will now be an hour’s difference with Turkey, which decided to end the practice […]

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Belgian pensioners on charity European bus tour reach North Cyprus

A group of pensioners embarked on an epic charity road trip across Europe, reaching their final destination of North Cyprus earlier this week. The Robinson Club, whose members are predominantly over the age of sixty, set off from Vorselaan in Belgium a fortnight ago on a mission called ‘Expedition North Cyprus’. The first part of […]

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North Cyprus gears up to hosting 4th World Budo Martial Arts Championships

  This week, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus plays host to two major international Taekwondo championships.  On Thursday 26 October, the TRNC Taekwondo Federation holds its 29th National Championships. The following day, it will host the GTF 16th Eurasia Championships and over the weekend, the 4th World Budo Martial Arts Championships. Under the expert […]

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Young Turkish Cypriot footballer Ahmet Sivri shines after move to Galatasaray

  A teenage striker from North Cyprus has made an immediate impact following his transfer to one of Turkey’s biggest clubs. Ahmet Sivri has scored five goals in five games for Galatasaray’s U21 team following his move to the Istanbul side last month. Sivri’s strike last weekend, a wonderful solo effort against Kasımpaşa U21, was […]