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A neighbour in need: founder Phoebe Coles explains Vicinus’ work and why they’re fundraising for women’s shelters across the Cyprus Green Line

Seven years ago, Phoebe Coles and two female student friends formed a social action group to help marginalised people in Cyprus. The group morphed into Vicinus, a voluntary-managed organisation that is involved in island-wide social and educational projects to support the rights of women, children and migrants. Vicinus has helped stage concerts for refugees, raise […]

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“We’ll be cheering the KKTC Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball Team on to success at the EuroCup 2 in Italy this weekend!”

Team sponsor the Evkaf Administration of Cyprus (Evkaf) has urged everyone to get behind the KKTC Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball team this weekend, when they line up against four teams in an international tournament in Italy. The Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball team will compete for the EuroCup 2 in Sardinia, Italy, playing four games in three days, […]

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Turning the TRNC into a tech hub

In spite of the prevailing challenges for the TRNC’s economy, international students in North Cyprus are teaming up to form “TECH-TRNC”. Believed to be the first tech community in North Cyprus, this new TRNC Tech Meet-Up Group aims to create awareness among university students of the evolving possibilities in the tech world, and to position […]

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International football agent calls out FIFA and UEFA for “double standards” over Russia sports ban

A Turkish Cypriot football agent has hit out at FIFA’s “double standards” after it announced a football ban on Russia in response to the country invading Ukraine, which also contravenes its motto to ‘keep politics out of sport’. Monday’s decision by the world football body to bar the Russian national team from international competitions indefinitely […]

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LGBT+ History Month: The legacy of British ‘anti-sodomy’ laws in Cyprus

February is LGBT+ History Month in Britain. During this annual month-long observance, the UK puts the historic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) and their fight for equal rights in the spotlight. The aim of the month is simple: to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, LGBTI+ people, and to […]

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TRNC PM Faiz Sucuoğlu fails to include a single woman in his coalition cabinet

There was universal dismay after Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu failed to appoint a single woman to his new coalition government, despite there being a record number elected to the TRNC Parliament. The all-male team was announced by the Prime Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu on Monday. Mr Sucuoğlu’s conservative National Unity Party (UBP) had fallen two […]

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Azerbaijan delegation to participate in North Cyprus conference on Khojaly Massacre

This Saturday, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) will host an international conference to commemorate the Khojaly Massacre, when over 600 Azerbaijanis were slaughtered in one night by irregular Armenian forces as they tried to flee to safety during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. Politicians and senior civil society representatives from Azerbaijan will be flying […]

Exhibitions
Lefkoşa: From candle clocks to astrological compasses, see Evkaf’s fascinating exhibition of Turkish-Islamic scientific objects exhibition before it ends

Don’t miss the chance to see ‘The History of Turkish-Islamic Science in 100 Objects’, a stunning exhibition showcasing the contribution of Turks and Muslims to science between the 9th and 16th centuries. The exhibition is being held at the historic Bedesten, in the Old City of Lefkoşa (North Nicosia), as part of the 450thbirthday celebrations of Turkish […]