Category: News – TRNC

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From the brutal murders of Koray Alpergin & Halil Falyalı, to the new Ercan Airport, and Leyla Kazim’s BBC debut, here are T-VINE’s top stories of 2022

As we reach the end of the 2022, we look back at some of our biggest stories of the year, reflecting the highs and the lows of the British Turkish community. For many mainstream media in Britain, the defining moments of 2022 will include the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Ukraine War, the climate […]

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TRNC Local Elections 2022: UBP’s Mahmut Özçınar wins record 7th term, but opposition take big 3 cities

North Cyprus’ left wing opposition parties emerged victorious from Sunday’s Local Elections, after their candidates came first in the three big Mayoral races. Incumbent Mehmet Harmancı of the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) won comfortably in the capital Lefkoşa, while candidates for the main opposition Republican Turkish Party, Murat Şenkul and Süleyman Uluçay, won hard fought […]

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From candidates to alcohol ban, everything you need to know about the TRNC Local Elections 2022 on Christmas Day

Local elections in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus will be held on Sunday, 25 December, with election rules hampering Christmas Day celebrations for the country’s many international residents of Christian heritage. The local elections were originally scheduled for June of this year, but challenges to the government’s reforms to merge some local authorities and […]

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Introducing Turkiye’s new ambassadors to London and Lefkoşa, Osman Koray Ertaş and Metin Feyzioğlu

In October, Turkiye’s Foreign Ministry announced new appointments to a host of its embassies worldwide, including those in London and Lefkoşa. The outgoing Turkish ambassador to Britain, Ambassador Ümit Yalçın, is being replaced by Ambassador Osman Koray Ertaş, while Ambassador Ali Murat Başçeri’s replacement in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, Metin Feyzioğlu, has already […]

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Turkish Cypriots to lay wreaths in tribute to their fallen at four Remembrance Sunday services

For years, Turkish Cypriots who fought, served and died for Britain have been ignored in the annual Remembrance Day services, but not anymore. Last year, after extensive campaigning by T-VINE Magazine, this small nation finally participated in remembrance services to commemorate the contribution of Turkish Cypriots to Britain during times of conflict. Wreaths were laid […]