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North Cyprus boxer Metin ‘Ironfist’ Turunç crowned UBO Cruiser Weight champion

Boxer Metin Turunç won the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) International Cruiser Weight title against Elnur Mammadov from Azerbaijan in a fight staged in Istanbul on 13 May. This was Turunç’s second major belt and a significant feat for the boxer, nicknamed “Ironfist”, from the embargoed Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Turunç was initially expected to […]

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A neighbour in need: founder Phoebe Coles explains Vicinus’ work and why they’re fundraising for women’s shelters across the Cyprus Green Line

Seven years ago, Phoebe Coles and two female student friends formed a social action group to help marginalised people in Cyprus. The group morphed into Vicinus, a voluntary-managed organisation that is involved in island-wide social and educational projects to support the rights of women, children and migrants. Vicinus has helped stage concerts for refugees, raise […]

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“We’ll be cheering the KKTC Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball Team on to success at the EuroCup 2 in Italy this weekend!”

Team sponsor the Evkaf Administration of Cyprus (Evkaf) has urged everyone to get behind the KKTC Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball team this weekend, when they line up against four teams in an international tournament in Italy. The Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball team will compete for the EuroCup 2 in Sardinia, Italy, playing four games in three days, […]

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Azerbaijan state broadcaster AzTV signs co-operation deal with influential Pakistani channel BOL

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Azerbaijan Television (AzTV) and Radio Broadcasting, or CJSC for short, and Pakistan’s BOL Network. The agreement, signed at the CJSC headquarters in Baku last week by CJSC chairman Rovshan Mammadov and BOL Network chief Aisha Sheikh, formalises existing relations between the two media outlets, with a commitment […]

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Pakistan ready to invest millions into Turkish Cypriot economy

Two visionary Turkish Cypriot entrepreneurs have paved the way for investment worth $200 million from Pakistan into the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). Mustafa Abitoğlu and his business partner Ahmet Gürün secured the investment pledges during a week-long series of meetings with business leaders, politicians and prospective investors in Pakistan last month. Abitoğlu, a […]

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Ramazan is a time for spiritual reflection and reawakening

The holiest month of the Islamic calendar is upon us, with Muslims around the world fasting for a month as part of their personal reflection and devotion to God. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. For the next thirty days, all healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours, refraining from eating or […]

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Turkiye fourth most popular tourist destination in the world in 2021

Turkiye has leap-frogged Italy and the United States to rank fourth worldwide in the number of tourists visiting the country. The country hosted nearly 30 million tourists in 2021, according to a report by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The UNWTO report shows France holding the top spot after receiving around 40 million tourists last year. […]

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Turkiye sets up meeting between Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers at Antalya Diplomacy Forum

Turkiye is set to host high-level talks between Russia and Ukraine, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has announced. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will sit down with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum on Thursday, in a meeting to be brokered by the Turkish Foreign Minister. “We will hold this […]