Tag: Cyprus

News - Features
‘Evkaf is the real owner of Maraş / Varosha’

According to Taner Derviş, most of Maraş – the ghost town claimed by Greek Cypriots as inalienably “theirs” – still legally belongs to Evkaf, a Muslim charity dating back to the Ottoman conquest of 1571. The former director of Evkaf says these rights have been re-confirmed in every Cyprus Constitution since then.  Under Turkish Cypriot […]

News - TRNC
Pioneering Turkey-TRNC water pipeline is complete

The final 500 metres of the pipeline that will transport fresh water from Turkey to Cyprus was laid on Friday, 7th August. Turkey’s Forest and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu, who has overseen the $537m project since its inception, was among those to witness the last section of pipes to be assembled before being submerged […]

My World
My World: Ali ‘Babutsa’ Sönmez

A legend of the Turkish wedding circuit, he hit the big time with his group Babutsa. These days, he runs a café in Beckenham and performs weekly at a top London Turkish nightspot, while guiding the career of his singer daughter.  Tell us about your family life My parents are from Cyprus (İskele and Karpaz) […]

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We Remember: 50 years of embargoes on the Turkish Cypriot people

UN Resolution 186, 04 March 1964 The United Nations sought to intervene in Cyprus following the outbreak of the conflict in December 1963, when the Greek Cypriots brutally seized power. On 4 March 1964, the UN unanimously passed Resolution 186 calling for measures to be taken “to stop the violence”, while approving for a UN […]

News - Global
Former TRNC President attacked by far-right protesters in South Cyprus

Former Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat was again targeted by far-right nationalists in South Cyprus. The incident took place on Wednesday evening during a conference in Limasol where Talat was part of a panel of speakers discussing the benefits of a unitedCyprus. On March 26, several hundred ELAM (National Popular Front) supporters – the Cypriot equivalent of Greece’s […]