Category: News – TRNC

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International football agent calls out FIFA and UEFA for “double standards” over Russia sports ban

A Turkish Cypriot football agent has hit out at FIFA’s “double standards” after it announced a football ban on Russia in response to the country invading Ukraine, which also contravenes its motto to ‘keep politics out of sport’. Monday’s decision by the world football body to bar the Russian national team from international competitions indefinitely […]

HP Features
LGBT+ History Month: The legacy of British ‘anti-sodomy’ laws in Cyprus

February is LGBT+ History Month in Britain. During this annual month-long observance, the UK puts the historic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) and their fight for equal rights in the spotlight. The aim of the month is simple: to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, LGBTI+ people, and to […]

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TRNC PM Faiz Sucuoğlu fails to include a single woman in his coalition cabinet

There was universal dismay after Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu failed to appoint a single woman to his new coalition government, despite there being a record number elected to the TRNC Parliament. The all-male team was announced by the Prime Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu on Monday. Mr Sucuoğlu’s conservative National Unity Party (UBP) had fallen two […]

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Azerbaijan delegation to participate in North Cyprus conference on Khojaly Massacre

This Saturday, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) will host an international conference to commemorate the Khojaly Massacre, when over 600 Azerbaijanis were slaughtered in one night by irregular Armenian forces as they tried to flee to safety during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. Politicians and senior civil society representatives from Azerbaijan will be flying […]

Exhibitions
Lefkoşa: From candle clocks to astrological compasses, see Evkaf’s fascinating exhibition of Turkish-Islamic scientific objects exhibition before it ends

Don’t miss the chance to see ‘The History of Turkish-Islamic Science in 100 Objects’, a stunning exhibition showcasing the contribution of Turks and Muslims to science between the 9th and 16th centuries. The exhibition is being held at the historic Bedesten, in the Old City of Lefkoşa (North Nicosia), as part of the 450thbirthday celebrations of Turkish […]

HP People
Love doesn’t diminish with age, neither should human rights

Love transcends language, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age. Many of us look at our parents and grandparents in awe as they celebrate decades together and care for each other, with the same love as their first days together. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, they have suffered conflicts, war, […]

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President Tatar tells EU to ‘contribute to a solution, not to the conflict’ in Cyprus

“We are ready to continue and expand our cooperation with the EU”, President Ersin Tatar told Mario Nava, the European Union Director-General for Structural Reform Support, in an online meeting on Thursday, 3 February. The Turkish Cypriot leader was discussing improving cooperation with the European Union (EU) through different projects that are designed to aid […]