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TRNC PM Ersin Tatar addresses the nation ahead of tonight’s London Mevlit for coronavirus victims

Ersin Tatar, the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), has delivered a heartfelt message in English to the Turkish Cypriot nation ahead of tonight’s Mevlit in London to commemorate the 35 Turkish Cypriots who have died after contracting coronavirus. The Turkish Cypriot leader started his message by stating: “I address you […]

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TRNC Transport Minister confirms two more repatriation flights from UK to Ercan

The government of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has responded to calls to help repatriate more Turkish Cypriots stranded in Britain due to the coronavirus pandemic. Transport Minister Tolga Atakan announced on his Facebook page on Thursday that two flights will be sent to the UK “to evacuate” TRNC citizens on consecutive days […]

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First coronavirus death reported in North Cyprus

The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has confirmed its first death from the coronavirus. On Sunday, the Ministry of Health announced Jabusch Bruno Gottfried Gerhard had died in Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital. The 73-year-old German national had underlying medical conditions. Mr Gerhard was part of a group tour holidaying in North Cyprus […]

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North Cyprus PM Ersin Tatar accused of “racism” over remarks about foreign workers and students

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has come under fire after making controversial comments about foreign students and workers while discussing his government’s new coronavirus Economic Aid package on television. Appearing on one television programme on 24 March, Prime Minister Tatar spoke about African students in the TRNC and said […]

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TRNC Presidential Election postponed for 6 months due to coronavirus

The government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and opposition party leaders have agreed to postpone the presidential election that was scheduled for April 26. A delay of six months has been agreed. It follows strict measures adopted by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus by limiting social contact across North […]

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Turkish Embassy in Britain advises citizens to return to Turkey while they can

Turkish nationals in Britain wishing to return to Turkey have been advised to arrange their travel home quickly, hinting that a ban on flights between the two countries is imminent. An announcement posted on the Turkish Embassy in London’s social media pages today has urged Turkish citizens currently in the United Kingdom for a short […]