Tag: Ersin Tatar

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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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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 […]

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Turkish Cypriot journalists hold 24-hour protest over government plans to curb freedom of expression

Over one hundred journalists in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus have staged a peaceful demonstration against the government’s proposal to resurrect British colonial era laws that would limit freedom of speech against the head of state. Organised by the Turkish Cypriot Journalists Association (TCJA), journalists of all ages, including veterans Hasan Hastürer and Süleyman […]

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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 […]

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Remembrance Sunday and Turkish Cypriots – Britain’s Forgotten Soldiers

This year marks the centenary of the Royal British Legion, a charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. It is fitting therefore that on Remembrance Sunday, 14 November 2021, the Royal British Legion is reaching out to a group little recognised for […]

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President Tatar leads tributes to Sir David Amess, as Turkish Cypriot community mourns loss of a “great friend”

The senseless and shocking murder of British Parliamentarian Sir David Amess has devastated not only his family, friends and colleagues, but also the very many communities his life and work touched. The 69-year-old Conservative Member of Parliament for Southend West was stabbed to death during a constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, […]