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North Cyprus News - Erdogan Sorakin - CTP Gen-Sec

Price to be Paid For ‘Illegitimate’ Government

Thursday, 26 May 2022  The Secretary-General for the CTP Erdoğan Sorakın has said that a price would be paid for the deposing of Prime Minister Faiz Sucuoğlu and the way in which the UBP coalition was formed for a third time, Yeniduzen reported. Referring to the leader of the CTP Tufan Erhurman’s speech at the Assembly where he said that the coalition government had been formed illegally, Sorakın said: “What is the reason for having Ünal Üstel [as prime minister], who received 8% of the votes in the 2020 congress,

North Cyprus News - Ustel inspect border checkpoints

More Border Crossing Points Needed: PM Üstel

Wednesday, 25 May 2022  Prime Minister Ünal Üstel said that he hopes to open more border checkpoints. He added that existing checkpoints will be improved and that the long queues will be reduced, but also that people crossing to the north feel that they are entering the TRNC state. He inspected various checkpoints in Nicosia and Famagusta on Monday and was told that the busiest checkpoint was Kermiya  [Metehan], where 13,000 people cross each day. This is similar to the traffic volume at Ercan Airport. Ustel cited the significant economic

North Cyprus News - Treasure chest - euros

Survey Shows 72 Percent of People Want to Adopt Euro

Wednesday, 25 May 2022  A study was carried out in April, 2022 with the participation of 500 people in a telephone survey by the Centre for Immigration Identity and Rights Studies (CMIRS*), Yeniduzen reported. The survey revealed that 72.38 percent of the participants want to transfer to the Euro in the light of the devalued Turkish Lira and the ongoing effects it has had on the country. The CMIRS has regularly measured the political trust, social trust, individual self-confidence, and happiness perceptions of Turkish Cypriots every three months since 2013,

North Cyprus News - Varosha - Maras beach

FM Denies Claims of New Beach to Open in Maras

Tuesday, 24 May 2022  Allegations by the Greek Cypriot administration claiming that the TRNC authorities have decided to open a new beach in Maraş (Varosha) have been denied by the TRNC Foreign Ministry, Turkish newpaper Daily Sabah reported. The partly reopened town of Maraş (Varosha) is solely under the jurisdiction of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), the foreign ministry said on Saturday. “The Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus continues to make statements to mislead the international public opinion regarding the fenced-off area of Maraş”, the foreign ministry

North Cyprus News - salahi-çeribaş

Former Police Officer Charged With Stealing Cash

Tuesday, 24 May 2022  A former police officer arrested for allegedly stealing 38,185 TL from a parked vehicle in Lapta appeared in court again on Monday, Kibris Postasi reported. It was alleged that on May 10, Salahi Çeribaşı stole the cash from the glove box of a vehicle parked in a car park on İbrahim Nidai Street in Lapta. The police said that following a complaint lodged by the vehicle owner an investigation was launched on 18 May. Footage from a security camera was examined and statements were taken. It

North Cyprus News - Hatay - Kyrenia Sea Bus

Hatay-Kyrenia SeaBus Service Cancelled This Week

Tuesday, 24 May 2022  The newly-launched Hatay-Kyrenia SeaBus services will be cancelled this week due to adverse weather conditions, BRT reported. A statement made on the Hatay Sea Bus social media account said, “Due to the adverse weather conditions in the Mediterranean, the services of our ferry on the Hatay- TRNC line have been cancelled for this week“. The statement also said that passengers who had purchased tickets had been informed and their fares refunded. BRTK

North Cyprus News - Ercan - Tarmac

British Peer Asks to Lift Ercan-UK Flight Restrictions

Monday, 23 May 2022 “Through no fault of their own, the people of northern Cyprus have suffered and continue to suffer exclusion from the international community and embargoes on their trade ”, Lord Sharkey, addressing the Queen’s Speech debate said on Wednesday. Declaring an interest as vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, he went on to say that Cyprus had been divided for over 50 years and many attempts at reunification had failed. This had led to the impoverishment of north Cyprus.

North Cyprus News - Supermarket 2

Costs of Imported Goods Shocking

Monday, 23 May 2022  In a comparative review of imported products, Yeniduzen reports that some imports are cheaper in the south and some are cheaper in North Cyprus. Although the balance has changed following the depreciation of the Turkish Lira, the advantage that favours the south is still remarkable, especially in imported products. The main reason for this is funding, high transportation costs or profit margins. For example Yeniduzen’s shopping basket showed that imported products such as toothpaste, Nescafe and shower were more expensive in North Cyprus, compared to the

North Cyprus News - Fire

Public Warned Against Starting Fires Accidentally

Monday, 23 May 2022  The public  has been reminded about the dangers of starting fires by accident now the warmer weather has arrived, Yeniduzen reported. The General Directorate of Police issued the following statement: “With the windy weather that is affecting our country, the fires that occur in many regions are spreading rapidly and our Fire Brigade teams are having a hard  time. “In addition, drivers who are on the road should not throw unextinguished cigarette butts out of their vehicles”. ALO 199 Fire Brigade or 155 or call Police