Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Eleven men vie to be the next President of North Cyprus  

The preliminary list of contenders in the upcoming Presidential Election in North Cyprus has been published. A total of eleven candidates, all male, have formally applied to the Supreme Electoral Board (YSK). The list includes the incumbent Mustafa Akıncı and leaders or former leaders of five of the six parties in Parliament, namely Prime Minister […]

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Letters, Why are you treating us like lepers, TRNC?

Dear T-VINE, I’ve been following the travel advice updates closely and have to say I am really upset with the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus and its policy towards travellers from the United Kingdom. At the beginning of this coronavirus crisis, I and other British Turkish Cypriots and expats applauded the TRNC for taking quick […]

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North Cyprus halves quarantine time for UK travellers to seven days

There was some unexpected good news yesterday for Turkish Cypriots and others in Britain wanting to travel to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) this summer. The TRNC Contagious Diseases Supreme Committee (‘Bulaşıcı Hastalıklar Üst Komitesi’, CDSD) announced on Wednesday evening, 8 July, that the period of mandatory quarantine for those travelling from the UK […]

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Dr Pilli keeps TRNC borders open, tightens up rules of entry and enforcement

The Health Ministry of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has confirmed the country’s borders are to remain open, and the existing system of risk categories are to remain in place. In a written statement issued late last night, Sunday 5 July, the Health Ministry set out the updated entry and exit arrangements for […]

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Is North Cyprus set to close its borders again after Council of Ministers give authority to Health Minister to act?

The Council of Ministers of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus has issued a statement this evening annulling previous decisions about free entry into the country, while giving full authority on border issues to the Health Ministry. A fuller announcement on the new border arrangement is expected from the Health Minister Dr Ali Pilli later […]