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Minister calls on UN to put an end to “period of pretence” in Cyprus

The necessary conditions for the creation of a federal united Cyprus do not exist, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Foreign Affairs Minister Kudret Özersay said on Wednesday. Prof. Özersay made the comments at a major conference held at Near East University (NEU), on the outskirts of Lefkoşa, North Cyprus, organised to debate “alternative” solutions […]

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UN Cyprus role slammed after Akıncı snubs Drogba ‘peace’ match

The United Nations’ mission in Cyprus came under fierce criticism from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) this week after UN peacekeepers were unable to provide “security” for a football match involving teams from both sides of the island. On Tuesday Turkish Cypriots Mağusa Türk Gücü and Greek Cypriots Nea Salamina took part in […]

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Killer driver sentenced to four years by North Cyprus court

A driver who caused the death of the dad of a British Turkish Cypriot accountant has been sent to prison, three and a half years after the fatal crash occurred. Deniz Avcu was sentenced to four years in jail after being found guilty of causing death by inconsiderate and careless driving by a panel of […]

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Turkish tycoons in global rich list
 

Entrepreneurs from Turkey and North Cyprus are among the richest people in the world, according to the latest league table of billionaires. A total of 25 businessmen and women from Turkey have made it on to the 2019 list, joined by one Turkish Cypriot, Suat Günsel. The combined wealth of Turkey’s mega rich was $43.1 […]

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Turkish Cypriots, UN Resolution 186 of 4 March 1964, and the start of the embargoes

Fifty five years ago today, the United Nations (UN) Security Council passed a resolution, the ramifications of which continues to be felt decades later. Three years after the independence of Cyprus from British rule, leaders of the Greek Cypriot community initiated their notorious Akritas Plan, which aimed to overthrow the power-sharing arrangement between themselves and […]