Tag: Cyprus

News - TRNC
Cyprus to be split into two time zones from Sunday
 

From 30 Oct., the time on either side of the Green Line in Cyprus will be an hour apart. A decision by the TRNC Parliament on 8 Sept. to drop Daylight Saving Time (DST) means that unlike the South, clocks in the North will not be going back an hour this Sunday. The Turkish Cypriot […]

News - TRNC
Turkey to supply electricity to North Cyprus from 2017

The Turkish and Turkish Cypriot Energy Ministers have signed an historic deal that will see Turkey provide electricity to North Cyprus by underwater cable. The agreement, made by Sunat Atun of the TRNC and Berat Albayrak for Turkey, was formalised in Istanbul on Tuesday, 11 Oct, during the World Energy Congress being hosted in the […]

News - TRNC
Greek Cypriot businessman threatened for trading North Cyprus potatoes

A businessman in South Cyprus has been attacked after doing a deal to export Cyprus potatoes grown in North Cyprus. According to a report in the Cyprus Mail, Christos Christofi has had shots fired outside his home, received calls threatening to burn down his premises and last week faced a protest by an unruly mob, […]

News - TRNC
33 murdered Tochni villagers laid to rest
 

Forty two years and a day after their deaths, 33 Turkish Cypriot men from the village of Tochni (called Taşkent in Turkish) were buried in the Taşkent Martyrs Cemetery during a moving ceremony attended by their relatives, TRNC dignitaries and many members of the public. President Mustafa Akıncı, former President Mehmet Ali Talat, Speaker of […]

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Award-winning writer Sevgül Uludağ on UN panel to discuss ‘How Women make peace-building better”

A panel discussion on the role of women in conflict-resolution will be held at the Home for Co-operation, located in the Buffer Zone in Nicosia, this Thursday. Journalist, author and peace activist Sevgül Uludağ will be among the speakers at the event being organised by UNFICYP and the bi-communal Technical Committee for Gender Equality, which […]

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 […]