Tag: Mustafa Akıncı

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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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EU fails to act over Greek Cypriot ban on Green Line border crossing

The European Union is refusing to intervene in a row over South Cyprus suspending the Green Line Regulation for European citizens. Currently, visitors from EU countries and EU nationals resident in North Cyprus are prevented from crossing the Green Line border that divides the island into the Turkish North and the Greek South. Mustafa Akıncı, […]

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President Akıncı snubbed by EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus Mustafa Akıncı was left fuming after Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, failed to meet with him during an official visit to Cyprus. Mr Borrell (pictured top) had travelled to the island on Thursday after holding meetings in Athens, Greece, to discuss Cyprus’ offshore […]

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UN Secretary General and two Cypriot leaders agree to reconvene talks

António Guterres has announced he is ready to restart the Cyprus Talks. A statement released late on Monday evening by the United Nations said the Secretary General will “extend his efforts” to initiate “results-oriented negotiations” to resolve the long-standing Cyprus Problem. The news follows a day of informal talks at Hotel Adlon Kempiski in Berlin […]

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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 […]

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Turkey defends military campaign in Syria in face of international outcry 

TURKEY has launched a staunch defence of its military campaign in north-eastern Syria following an international backlash. The country began a large-scale military incursion, which it has called Operation Peace Spring, on Wednesday, 9 October, with the aim of creating a “safe zone” on the other side of its border with Syria. The operation went […]

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Cyprus artworks and recordings hidden for nearly 50 years to go on show

Paintings and audio-visual recordings that have been gathering dust for almost five decades are to go on show in Cyprus at an exhibition, it has been announced. They will be displayed to the public for the first time since 1974, the United Nations spokesperson in Cyprus said on behalf of the island’s bicommunal Technical Committee […]