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EU-Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri: “there will always be dialogue”

On Tuesday, 11 April, I visited Brussels to interview the European Parliament Rapporteur for Turkey Kati Piri MEP. Ms Piri is a member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands and part of the parliamentary Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. As the Turkey Rapporteur, she is the parliament’s closest follower of […]

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Europe refuses to extradite terror suspects to Turkey

Turkey’s domestic battle against multiple terrorist groups is being thwarted by its Western allies. Since 2007, Ankara has secured the extradition of just 12 of a possible 448 terror suspects currently residing in Europe. According to a report in Turkish daily Sözcü, most of those wanted by Turkey are accused of being members of the […]

News - TRNC
€10,000 fine for athletes using Ercan as Greek Cypriot authorities step up action against “illegal” airport

The Greek Cypriot Football Association (KOP) has threatened to severely punish any members who travel from Ercan Airport in North Cyprus. According to South Cyprus daily Alithia, the KOP Executive Board announced that any groups or individual members found travelling from Ercan Airport will be fined ten thousand Euros for a first-time offence and face […]

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EU funds helping to restore Greek Orthodox monastery in North Cyprus

Work is under way on a £580,000 conservation programme for the historic Ayios Panteleimonas Monastery in Çamlıbel. Part of the UN’s Development Programme (UNDP), its restoration is fully-funded by the European Union. The project was first announced on 18 April (International Day of Monuments) by Cyprus’ Bi-Communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. The Çamlıbel monastery […]