Category: News – TRNC

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The dangers of identifying as “Turkish-speaking Cypriot”

The identity of Turkish Cypriots is complex and multi-faceted, and it is often at the epicentre of the Cyprus Problem. Social media platform the Young Turkish Cypriots (Y.T.C) has recently given its two cents worth on the issue, with several posts dedicated to the importance of our unique identity and the dangers of portraying ourselves […]

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North Cyprus announced as hosts of CONIFA European Football Cup 2023

The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus will host next year’s CONIFA European Championship. Twelve teams from politically non-recognised nations and territories in Europe will compete for the right to lift the trophy. The tournament is being organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, or CONIFA for short. It serves as an alternative to FIFA, […]

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Presidents of Turkiye, Azerbaijan and TRNC pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, extend condolences to Britain

The Turkish, Azerbaijani, and Turkish Cypriot presidents have joined leaders from around the world in paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday afternoon aged 96. Tweeting in Turkish from his personal account on Thursday evening, Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: “It is with sadness that I learned of Queen Elizabeth II’s […]

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To “live freely in eternal homeland”: Turks celebrate centenary of Victory Day / Zafer Bayramı

On Tuesday, Turks around the world celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the end of the War of Independence, when Anatolians successfully liberated their country from multiple invading forces. From military parades to music concerts, and fashion shows to tennis tournaments, there were joyful scenes in the capital Ankara, and across Turkiye, as well as in […]

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New, larger Ercan Airport set to open on TRNC Independence Day

After months of delay, a date has finally been set for the opening of the new terminal at Ercan Airport: 15 November 2022 – the day the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus was declared. Transport Minister Erhan Arıklı had stated in July that they were working towards an opening in November. This was confirmed by […]

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Cypriots unite to raise vital funds after devastating fire in North Cyprus

More than twenty groups from across Cyprus’ Green Line have joined forces to raise money for the communities affected by the savage June forest fire that spread across Gazimağusa district in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The fire broke out in the mountain forests of Mersinlik on 21 June, and quickly spread to […]

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How a “miracle” rainstorm, the public and international actors came to the rescue for North Cyprus’ worst wildfire

Last week, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) experienced its most catastrophic forest fire since the Beşparmak Mountains wildfire of June 1995. Twenty seven years on, a disastrous fire broke out in the forested area between the Tatlısu and Ağıllar villages, located in the Gazimağusa district of Northern Cyprus, on 21 June. The weather […]