Category: HP Top Stories

HP Top Stories
BBC Turkish journalists go on strike over pay dispute

Staff at the BBC Istanbul bureau are holding a one day strike today, after talks between BBC management and the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) broke down. The parties had been in negotiations over a new collective labour deal that would give parity to local journalists and their international peers, but the BBC and TGS […]

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Covid 19: UK will accept North Cyprus vaccine certificates from Monday

People inoculated against the coronavirus in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) will no longer have to self-isolate for ten days when they visit Britain following rule changes that come in to force on Monday, 10 January. Up until now, those jabbed against Covid-19 in the TRNC and arriving in Britain were treated by […]

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Body of Ethiopian student electrocuted while working in North Cyprus has been returned home

The body of an Ethiopian student, who died in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) while working on an outdoor billboard in unsafe conditions, has been repatriated to his home country following a successful funeral fundraising campaign by his fellow students. Meles Halieu, a 28-year-old Master’s student at Near East University, was electrocuted while […]

Guest Views
Chefs needed to cook up a juicy Varosha-direct flights dish

By the looks of it the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is on course for yet another unremarkable General Election on 23 January 2022, with the projected outcome far from making  major alterations to the political landscape. The right-wing National Unity Party (UBP) is predicted to emerge first with the most Members of Parliament, […]

Film
Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: a cinematic masterpiece and the golden egg of the franchise

Binge watching the Harry Potter series during the Christmas season has become a yearly tradition for many regardless of age. If we’re being honest, television networks and streaming services take advantage of almost every public holiday where there’s a family gathering to air Harry Potter marathons, but Christmas takes the cake! It’s simply a comfort […]