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President Akıncı snubbed by EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus Mustafa Akıncı was left fuming after Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, failed to meet with him during an official visit to Cyprus. Mr Borrell (pictured top) had travelled to the island on Thursday after holding meetings in Athens, Greece, to discuss Cyprus’ offshore […]

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North Cyprus reveals coronavirus risk categories for all countries

The government of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has confirmed the coronavirus risk category for all countries ahead of re-opening its borders to the world next week. All visitors have the right to enter North Cyprus from 1 July onwards, according to a Council of Ministers decree at the end of May. There […]

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TRNC Tourism Minister Ünal Üstel sacked, replaced by Kutlu Evren

Ünal Üstel, the Minister for Tourism and the Environment, has been removed from his post by Ersin Tatar, the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The Prime Minister made the announcement on Friday, naming Kutlu Evren as his replacement. Mr Üstel’s position had become untenable after he was implicated in the […]

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Turkish Airlines confirms its Ercan-Istanbul flight schedule for June

Turkish Airlines has announced it is resuming flights between Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) from Saturday, 20 June 2020. The airline will be operating four flights a week to Ercan Airport, Lefkoşa, until the end of the month. The carrier had been expected to resume its North Cyprus flights last week, […]

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Pegasus re-starting flights to London Stansted, Ercan and other international destinations

Pegasus Airlines has announced it is resuming international flights. It follows a suspension of nearly 3 months to comply with government-imposed travel restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The low-cost carrier started flights to Germany at the weekend, and will be gradually adding more European destinations from 15 June 2020, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, […]