Category: News – TRNC

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British expat receives TRNC Compensation Fund’s first-ever payout

After a legal marathon, the TRNC’s Compulsory Insurance Guarantee Fund [Zorunlu Sigortalar Garanti Fonu] has paid its first successful claimant in its 25-year history. A sum totalling just under £47,000 has been awarded to Philip Kirby, a retired Englishman who suffered crippling injuries when his motorbike was hit by a car driving the wrong way […]

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Turkish and Greek Cypriot negotiation strategies compared

  As the British High Commission forecasts “tough choices and compromises ahead” if the UN Talks are to succeed, and Secretary General Guterres fails to mention Greek Cypriot obstruction in his latest report, former TRNC Chief Negotiator Ergün Olgun says more than compromise may be needed for success, and that the UN itself is part […]

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The UK must help end Turkish Cypriot isolation
 

For the best part of 60 years Greek Cypriot governments have, with ingenious guile and commendable tenacity, persuaded most of the world and international institutions to see Cyprus through their eyes, the widely held view being that Turkey is entirely responsible for the current situation, having taken the north of the island for itself and […]

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Local elections 2018: Turkish Cypriots head to the polls

  Local elections are taking place across North Cyprus on Sunday 24 June to determine the new leaders and councillors for 28 councils. Voting will open at 8am and end at 6pm, with a maximum of 191,153 voters able to cast their votes at one of 734 polling stations. A total of 111 candidates are […]

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“Give North Cyprus an Emoji” say 1000 signatories
 

An online petition calling for a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) flag mobile phone emoji has gained over 1000 signatures. The plea, named “Make a TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) emoji!!” which is directed at tech giants Apple, Samsung and Microsoft is registered on campaigning website change.org and is intended to gain greater global recognition for the […]

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President Akıncı reiterates “fundamental” parameters of Cyprus Talks

  Having been under attack from his own side for supposedly diluting the vital elements of the Turkish Cypriot negotiating position, particularly on the issue of security and Turkey’s guarantees, President Mustafa Akıncı has been at pains to stress nothing could be further from the truth. Speaking at the Akıncılar Festival on 6 May, the […]