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Businessman and officials investigated over Girne title deed ‘scam’

People who bought property from a real estate developer in Girne in the TRNC may have fallen victim to title deed fraud, it has emerged, as a prominent local businessman was accused of falsifying dozens of documents. Investment İnşaat Ltd director and founder Mehmet Eminoğlu and Serdar Özbekoğlu, a certifying officer, were both remanded in […]

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Police crackdown following crime wave in North Cyprus

Police chiefs have launched a summer-long crackdown on crime amid growing public concern following a number of incidents and fears that the TRNC’s image as a safe country could be damaged. The announcement was prompted after police and immigration officers came under fire for letting slip two men wanted for the violent robbery of a […]

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Turkish Cypriots hail Green Line murder suspect swap 

Leading politicians in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) have hailed an exchange of murder suspects with the Greek Cypriot South. United Nations peacekeepers, acting as go-betweens, handed over Pakistani citizen Muhammad Salman to TRNC police, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay (pictured above, right) announced on Thursday, 13 June. […]

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Arson attack on Turkish owned mosque in Germany

A deliberate fire at a mosque in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, has caused extensive damage to the building, but thankfully there were no casualties. Ömer Oral, head of Hagen’s Ulu Mosque, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the arson attack took place on Saturday morning. The assailant is believed to have set fire to six wheelie bins […]

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Three arrests after teenager Nedim Birgim is murdered in Islington

Police have arrested three people following the murder of Nedim Birgim, who was knifed to death on a busy main road in Islington, North London, on Tuesday evening, 29 January. The emergency services raced to the scene after receiving reports of an assault in Caledonian Road, by the junction with Tilloch Street, North London, at […]