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Why has Britain abandoned its citizens in North Cyprus?

Over 120 British nationals, many of them of Turkish Cypriot descent, are currently stranded in North Cyprus, unable to get any flights back to the UK. All international flights on both sides of the Cyprus divide were grounded In March to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In the same month, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced […]

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UK Turkish coronavirus deaths top fifty, as report finds 1 in 3 COVID-19 critically ill patients are from ethnic minorities

At least fifty-one people from the British Turkish community have died from coronavirus, the vast majority of Turkish Cypriot origin. The death of doner chef Yaşar Cevahir, formerly of Güzelyurt, North Cyprus, meant the virus has now claimed the lives of forty Turkish Cypriots in Britain. Nationally, a total of 5,373 patients have died in […]

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TRNC PM Ersin Tatar addresses the nation ahead of tonight’s London Mevlit for coronavirus victims

Ersin Tatar, the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), has delivered a heartfelt message in English to the Turkish Cypriot nation ahead of tonight’s Mevlit in London to commemorate the 35 Turkish Cypriots who have died after contracting coronavirus. The Turkish Cypriot leader started his message by stating: “I address you […]