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North Cyprus PM Ersin Tatar accused of “racism” over remarks about foreign workers and students

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has come under fire after making controversial comments about foreign students and workers while discussing his government’s new coronavirus Economic Aid package on television. Appearing on one television programme on 24 March, Prime Minister Tatar spoke about African students in the TRNC and said […]

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Two patients die following fire in Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital

Two elderly patients died as they were being evacuated from Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital this morning following the outbreak of a serious fire in the Cardiology Department. The authorities confirmed the fatalities were Asım Uyguroğlu, aged 74, and 62-year-old Erdoğan Kalaycılar. Uyguroğlu, who had been in intensive care, passed away at Near East […]

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TRNC Prime Minister Tatar to give public talk in London on Tuesday evening

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) and National Unity Party (UBP) leader Ersin Tatar will be in London for a short visit between 10 and 13 February. Mr Tatar, who is a candidate in the upcoming TRNC Presidential elections, will be meeting with a variety of Parliamentarians during this three-day […]

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Drones in North Cyprus reinforce Turkish drilling claims

The first drones from Turkey landed at Geçitkale Airport, just outside the coastal city of Mağusa, in the early hours of Monday, 16 Dec. The move comes as Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots assert their right to carry out energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. A statement issued by TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said […]

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TRNC PM Ersin Tatar arrives in London without incident

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has confounded those who claimed he would be arrested on arrival in Britain over his role in the now defunct Polly Peck International. Ersin Tatar arrived at Heathrow Airport on Thursday evening following meetings in Strasbourg and passed through immigration control without any problem. […]

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North Cyprus PM accuses Akıncı of electioneering over Berlin meeting with Greek Cypriot leader

The Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has accused its President, Mustafa Akıncı, of electioneering after his decision to agree to a meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Berlin in November. Ersin Tatar said that Mr Akıncı, whose current five-year term ends next […]