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Turkish Cypriots celebrate 20 July anniversary

This year’s 20 July Peace and Freedom Day was marked in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) with ceremonies to remember the victims and the fallen soldiers. Events commemorating the 45th anniversary of Turkey’s military intervention in Cyprus kicked off on Friday, 19 July, with a 21-gun salute followed by a televised address to […]

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Tragedy at sea as four members of the same family drown off coast of Karpaz

North Cyprus was plunged into mourning last night after news emerged that a mother, father and their two teenage children had drowned while swimming off the coast of Karpaz. Calamity struck when the Katırcı family went for a dip in Tulumba, located between the villages of Kaplıca and Yedikonuk on the east of the island, […]

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No change to UK travel advice following North Cyprus ‘stray missile’ strike

The British government is not making changes to its travel advice for Cyprus “at this stage” after a suspected surface-to-air missile blew up over the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), a spokesperson has told T-VINE. “We continue to work locally to verify the circumstances surrounding the recent incident,” a spokesperson for the Foreign and […]

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Corruption rife across TRNC, says new report

Nine out of ten business leaders in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) believe that bribery and corruption exist within the country’s public sector, a new report has revealed, with 60 per cent describing the situation as a “serious problem”. The leasing of public land and property was seen as the area most likely […]

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Minister’s ‘ghost town’ announcement spooks Greek Cypriots

Controversial new moves that could lead to the reopening of the ‘ghost town’ of Maraş in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) have been announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay, spooking Greek Cypriot officials. A group of experts are to be sent in to conduct a “scientific inventory” […]

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Police crackdown following crime wave in North Cyprus

Police chiefs have launched a summer-long crackdown on crime amid growing public concern following a number of incidents and fears that the TRNC’s image as a safe country could be damaged. The announcement was prompted after police and immigration officers came under fire for letting slip two men wanted for the violent robbery of a […]