Category: News – TRNC

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CTP leader Tufan Erhürman to stand for TRNC Presidency

Tufan Erhürman has thrown his name into the Presidential ring. The academic-turned-politician, who heads up the centre-left main opposition Republican Turkish Party (CTP), announced his candidacy at a CTP rally in Lefkoşa on Tuesday, 17 Dec. CTP is the first of the TRNC’s six Parliamentary parties to confirm their Presidential candidate. The incumbent, Mustafa Akıncı, is […]

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Drones in North Cyprus reinforce Turkish drilling claims

The first drones from Turkey landed at Geçitkale Airport, just outside the coastal city of Mağusa, in the early hours of Monday, 16 Dec. The move comes as Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots assert their right to carry out energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. A statement issued by TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said […]

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Serdar Denktaş hands over reigns of Democratic Party after 23 years in charge

Serdar Denktaş, the son of the founder of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) Rauf Denktaş, has stepped down as leader of the opposition Democratic Party (DP). It paved the way for former TRNC Tourism Minister Fikri Ataoğlu to take over. Mr Ataoğlu’s candidacy as party president was unopposed. The change of leadership took […]

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North Cyprus PM accuses Akıncı of electioneering over Berlin meeting with Greek Cypriot leader

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has accused its President, Mustafa Akıncı, of electioneering after his decision to agree to a meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Berlin in November. Ersin Tatar said that Mr Akıncı, whose current five-year term ends next […]

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Minister’s warning to Brits living in North Cyprus

A MINISTER has warned British citizens living in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) about crossing south to the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus if they have reached the island via an “illegal port of entry”, in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. The Greek Cypriot administration does not recognise the TRNC and regards […]

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Turkish Cypriot MPs warn of Greek Cypriot bid to scrap EU direct trade pledge

GREEK Cypriot political party leaders are trying to “cancel” a pledge made by the European Union to allow North Cyprus to trade directly with the bloc, a cross-party group of Turkish Cypriot MPs has warned. Three MPs from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) were in Brussels recently at the same time as the […]

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‘Blister Sisters’ to walk 200km for North Cyprus cancer charity

A GROUP of British women are to walk from Girne to Gazimağusa, Lefkoşa and then back to Girne in an attempt to raise £5,000 for a North Cyprus-based cancer charity. The “Blister Sisters” – Sue Tilt, Auriana Stevens and Lynda Hillard – will set off on Wednesday for the 200km round-trip in aid of the […]

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Cypriot MEP under fire for opening an office in North Cyprus

A CYPRUS MEP has followed through with his plans to open an office in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The decision by Niyazi Kızılyürek, an MEP for the Greek Cypriot communist party Akel, was slammed by South Cyprus parties. The office, located on Muzaffer Paşa Caddesi, near the Ledra Palace crossing, was formally opened […]