Tag: North Cyprus

HP News
Conscientious objection in North Cyprus: draft army law sparks controversy

Men in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) opposed to conscription into the armed forces for reasons of conscience could be allowed to undertake “alternative”service, under new plans put forward by the government. A draft Military Service (Amendment) Bill, which would legalise conscientious objection in the TRNC, was introduced to Parliament late on Monday, […]

HP News
Three dead, one missing, as storms lash North Cyprus
 

Three young people have died and another is missing after heavy rain lashed parts of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Wednesday, 5 December, in some of the worst storms for years. The three victims – one female and two male – were named by Turkish Cypriot police as Gaye Soyutok, 18, Tolga Bekçi, […]

HP News
North Cyprus introduces plastic bag charge
 

Shoppers in North Cyprus now have to pay for plastic carrier bags under a new law aimed at tackling pollution. Under the changes, which came into force on 1 December, shops must now charge 25 kuruş – nearly 4p based on current exchange rates – for each single-use plastic carrier bag issued. Businesses caught flouting […]

HP News
CONIFA World Cup Final: North Cyprus v Kárpátalja, Saturday 9 June

There were scenes of jubilation and a mini pitch invasion following the final whistle on Thursday after the first of the evening’s two semi-finals. North Cyprus booked their place in the final on Saturday by beating Padania 3-2 in an exciting game. Get tickets here for the CONIFA World Cup Final The CONIFA European champions […]

HP News
CONIFA World Cup: North Cyprus into semi-finals after beating Barawa 8-0

North Cyprus put in their strongest performance of the 2018 CONIFA World Cup yet by beating African team Barawa 8-0 in the quarter-finals earlier today. The Turkish Cypriot side dominated from start to finish to book their place in the semi-finals against European champions Padania on Thursday, 7 June at Carshalton. For all the domination, North […]

HP News
North Cyprus through to the CONIFA World Cup quarter-finals

Two draws and a win over the weekend were enough to send North Cyprus through to the next round of the Paddy Power CONIFA World Cup. The Turkish Cypriot national side were runners-up in Group B, having drawn their last game against reigning world champions Abkhazia, who failed to qualify for the quarter-finals. North Cyprus […]