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Ambassador Çimen Keskin announced as new TRNC London Representative

The speculation about who will take over from veteran Turkish Cypriot diplomat Ambassador Oya Tuncalı when she completes her term as the London Representative this summer is over. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced that Ambassador Çimen Keskin will become the new London Representative of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). She […]

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Over 55s next for Covid jab after TRNC receives over 85,000 vaccinations

The coronavirus vaccination programme in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) continues to progress, with those aged 55-to-65 next in line for inoculation from the deadly virus. The TRNC received 2,000 Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccination jabs last Thursday, 18 Feb, as part of a larger batch sent to Cyprus by the European Union. TRNC […]

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TRNC Transport Minister Ünal Üstel confirms foreign students from South Africa can fly to Ercan Airport

The Transport Ministry for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has stepped in to end confusion about whether international students can fly to Ercan Airport from countries with a major outbreak of mutant coronavirus. Foreign students from high risk countries, including South Africa, who are studying at TRNC universities are now explicitly included in […]

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Tests show up to 80% of new Covid cases in North Cyprus are of UK variant

Turkish Cypriot Health Minister Dr Ali Pilli has confirmed the more contagious UK variant of coronavirus has arrived in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). “The UK variant of the COVID-19 virus was identified in 16 of the 20 samples sent by the Health Ministry to the Republic of Turkey for COVID-19 virus mutation […]

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North Cyprus Covid-19 entry rule changes also applicable to international students

Entry into the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) for international students travelling from areas with high levels of the mutant Covid-19 strain is now permissible. The confirmation came from the TRNC London Office after Malik Margan, a British non-Turkish Cypriot university student, queried if he could also return to North Cyprus to complete his […]

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North Cyprus lifts entry ban on British and other foreign nationals with TRNC residency

Travel restrictions preventing entry into the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) for all bar TRNC citizens from countries with a serious outbreak of the mutant Covid-19 strain have been eased, paving the way for foreign nationals with TRNC residency to return. Following pressure from local groups representing foreign residents, the Turkish Cypriot authorities have decided […]

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TRNC Health Ministry forced into lockdown U-turn following government pressure

Less than 24 hours after announcing a full lockdown, North Cyprus’ Health Ministry has been forced to scale back its planned restrictions following concerns about the economic impact that would have. The Council of Ministers met earlier today to discuss the measures that were due to come into force on Monday. Among those who had […]