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Baby Asya “doing well” after receiving lifesaving treatment in South Cyprus

Baby Asya Polatlı has received potentially lifesaving gene therapy treatment in a South Cyprus hospital earlier today. The one-year-old toddler is being kept overnight at the Makarios Children’s Hospital in South Nicosia for observation after being administered Zolgensma, a pioneering one-time treatment for severe spinal muscular atrophy (Type 1 SMA). The drug is administered as […]

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Environmental group Avli calls on both sides in Cyprus to ‘rise to occasion and coordinate a response to the Baniyas Oil Spill’

A massive oil leak from a faulty power plant in Syria continues to threaten the eastern coastline of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. The Turkish Cypriot government has turned to Turkey for help, while side-stepping offers of assistance from neighbouring South Cyprus. Although the situation appears under control, changing wind and sea currents have […]

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Turkish Cypriot Ambassador Çimen Keskin starts her new role in London

Ambassador Çimen Keskin has taken up her new post as the London representative of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). In her first week, she has already met with the Turkish ambassador Ümit Yalçın, and President Ayşe Osman and Vice-President Kenan Nafi of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA). Ambassador Keskin will […]

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Slavery has been abolished for over 200 years – or has it?

There aren’t many more emotive subjects in society today than to write about slavery and with the UN Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition coming up on 23 August, I wanted to share my thoughts on this with you. As a dedicated UK trade union activist and founding member of […]

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Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot youth unite to combat climate change at “Avli’s Summer Camp”

Last weekend, thirty young people from different backgrounds in Cyprus attended the first “Avli’s Summer Camp” in the village of Tatlısu, situated on the northern coast of Famagusta district. During a summer where wildfires have hit both sides of Cyprus, as well as Turkey and Greece, climate change is weighing ever heavier on the consciousnesses […]

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Striker Rhian Brewster’s long wait for first Sheffield United goal is over

Rhian Brewster has broken his Sheffield United duck, scoring the winning goal for Sheffield United in their Caraboa Cup victory against Carlisle. It was his first goal for the club since his transfer from Liverpool last summer. Brewster opened the scoring in the 24thminute of the game, putting away the rebound after Billy Sharp’s shot […]