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South Cyprus under fire for discriminatory vaccination policy

The Greek Cypriot authorities have come under fire for implementing a discriminatory policy on the COVID-19 vaccines that are due to be delivered to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) this week. Turkish Cypriots are set to receive two thousand Pfizer BioNTech vaccines sent by the European Union (EU) via South Cyprus, but accusations […]

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“We no longer want to share our sovereignty” says President Tatar during YTB debate on a 2-state solution for Cyprus

Ersin Tatar, the president of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has asserted the need for separate sovereignty for Turkish Cypriots to help resolve the decades old Cyprus Problem. The Turkish Cypriot leader’s (pictured top) comments came during an online panel discussion about a two-state solution for Cyprus hosted by Turkish diaspora body Yurtdışı Türkler […]

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Two state solution raised during first meeting between Cypriot leaders Ersin Tatar and Nicos Anastasiades

On Tuesday evening Ersin Tatar, the newly elected president of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), met his South Cyprus counterpart Nicos Anastasiades for the first time. The meeting was arranged by Elizabeth Spehar, the United Nations Special Representative and Deputy Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus. Ms Spehar hosted the two political […]

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Ersin Tatar sworn in as new President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

The fifth president of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus has been sworn in at a special ceremony at the TRNC Parliament in the capital Lefkoşa (Nicosia). Ersin Tatar took the oath of allegiance on Friday afternoon, 23 October, five days after beating the incumbent Mustafa Akıncı in a run-off. The swearing-in ceremony was attended […]

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TRNC Presidential Election 2020: Ersin Tatar and Mustafa Akıncı go through to Sunday’s run-off

Today’s Presidential Election in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus ended as predicted with the two frontrunners going into next Sunday’s run-off. TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar edged Mustafa Akıncı in the first round, taking 32.35% of the vote to the incumbent’s 29.84%. Tufan Erhürman, the Leader of the main opposition Turkish Republican Party (CTP), […]

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Historic partial re-opening of Varosha attracts hundreds, but ramifications go beyond collapse of TRNC coalition government

Hundreds of people queued to enter Maraş, or Varosha in English, in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) on Thursday, 8 October, to see part of the deserted seaside resort. The historic moment came after the Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Ersin Tatar, backed by Turkey, decided on Tuesday to partially open the ghost town […]

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Water from Turkey to North Cyprus set to flow again from 25 Sept.

Repairs to the water pipeline carrying freshwater from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is set to be completed by 25 September. The pipeline was damaged at the start of the year due to severe weather conditions. Experts identified a leak about 5 miles (8 km) from the Turkish coast, and found […]