Category: News – TRNC

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President Tatar congratulates new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as UK-Turkish Cypriot relations increasingly strained

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar has congratulated Liz Truss on her new appointment as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. In a short statement President Tatar tweeted: “Congratulations on your appointment as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. “The Turkish Cypriot side looks forward to working […]

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Two North Cyprus universities listed on The Times World University Rankings 2022

The newly published Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 includes two universities from the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) and debutant Near East University (NEU). The two universities are listed under “Northern Cyprus”, while three institutions in the South of the island are tabled as “Cyprus”. According to The […]

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Environmental group Avli calls on both sides in Cyprus to ‘rise to occasion and coordinate a response to the Baniyas Oil Spill’

A massive oil leak from a faulty power plant in Syria continues to threaten the eastern coastline of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. The Turkish Cypriot government has turned to Turkey for help, while side-stepping offers of assistance from neighbouring South Cyprus. Although the situation appears under control, changing wind and sea currents have […]

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Over half of all prisoners in North Cyprus are foreigners

Foreigners are increasingly behind crimes being committed in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), according to a report by Turkish Cypriot daily Yenidüzen (584 mahkumun 315’i, 40 farklı ülkeden!, 21 Aug. 2021). According to the paper, there are a total of 584 offenders currently jailed for crimes committed or are suspects being held on remand […]

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Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot youth unite to combat climate change at “Avli’s Summer Camp”

Last weekend, thirty young people from different backgrounds in Cyprus attended the first “Avli’s Summer Camp” in the village of Tatlısu, situated on the northern coast of Famagusta district. During a summer where wildfires have hit both sides of Cyprus, as well as Turkey and Greece, climate change is weighing ever heavier on the consciousnesses […]