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Maria-Angela-Holguin-Cuellar - new UNSG rep in Cyprus

New UNSG’s Cyprus Representative Appointed

Tuesday, 5 December 2023  A new Cyprus representative for United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been appointed. Colombian national Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar has been given the post. According to an early report by Kibris Postasi the Turkish Cypriot side had rejected the last candidate considered for the position, Australian Julie Bishop, on the grounds of her nationality. Ms Cuellar served as Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2018. She also served as head of Colombia’s mission to the UN and was her country’s ambassador to Venezuela.

North Cyprus News - Hellim 2

Hopes to Sell Hellim Across Green Line Next Year

Tuesday, 5 December 2023  North Cyprus could begin selling its own hellim/halloumi across the Green Line to the south in 2024, Yeniduzen reports. According to the Greek Cypriot press, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission and Head of the Cyprus Solution Support Unit, Kjartan Björnsson, met with Greek and Turkish Cypriot journalists in Brussels, where he made statements on the Green Line regulation, halloumi, and bi-communal initiatives.  Greek Cypriot daily ‘Alithia’ and other newspapers reported that during the press meeting in Brussels Björnsson stated that the aim was to start

North Cyprus News - Undersea Power Cable

Undersea Power Cable Could be Laid Within a Year

Monday, 4 December 2023  A member of the TC-TRNC Energy Commission was interviewed regarding the proposed one-way undersea power cable to be laid between Turkey and the TRNC, Kibris Postasi reports.  Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) Northern Cyprus Campus, Prof. Dr. Murat Fahrioğlu, stated, “We are on the technical side of the job when it comes to electricity supplied by cables from Turkey“.  He was asked if the project would be completed within five years. Dr. Fahrioğlu responded by saying

North Cyprus News - Ercan Airport Runway

Planes Landing on Old Ercan Airport Runway

Monday, 4 December 2023  Former President of the Cyprus Turkish Civil Servants Union (KTAMS) and former Civil Aviation Department employee Ahmet Kaptan was a guest on ‘Sabah Postasi,’ broadcast on Kibris Postasi TV presented by Gökhan Altıner, Kibris Postasi reports. He spoke, inter alia, about the ongoing problems at the new terminal at Ercan Airport. Kaptan stated that the new runway at Ercan Airport is not operational, and that aeroplanes are forced to land on the old runway.  Kaptan, who had spoken with the Minister of Public Works and Transportation

Fatal accident on Kyrenia-Alsancak Ring Road

Another Death Caused by Reckless Driving

Monday, 4 December 2023  A passenger in a vehicle died following a traffic accident on the Kyrenia-Alsancak bypass road yesterday evening, Yeniduzen reports. The accident occurred at around 5.30pm on Sunday evening when driver Zeka Saldam (28) while travelling at speed in the right-hand lane, attempted to change lane without due care. He struck the car directly in front of him being driven by Seval Özharun (64), on the left rear side. At the same time a vehicle which had just moved into the left lane was also struck by

North Cyprus News - Ambulance

Motorcyclist Dies Following Traffic Accident

Sunday, 3 December 2023  Two motorcyclists were injured, one fatally in a collision on the Kyrenia-Karpaz main road in the Yudi mountain region, Yeniduzen reports. The accident occurred at around 11.20 am today when motorcyclist Mubarek Karaz (27) who was headed towards Yenierenkoy, collided with an oncoming motorcyclist while taking a right-hand bend without due care. The oncoming motorbike was being driven by Jolley Wayne (55). Both motorcycle drivers who were seriously injured in the accident, were taken to Famagusta State Hospital. However, despite all attempts to save him, Jolley

North Cyprus News - Dust Storm over Cyprus

Dust in Atmosphere From Noon Today

Sunday, 3 December 2023  Dust particles blown across from the Middle East will cause air pollution in the region from noon today, the Met Office has warned. The pollution will remain in the atmosphere unit around 6pm on Wednesday, 6 December. Those who are sensitive to dust are advised to take precautions. Kibris Postasi

Street - Interview

Locals Asked What Are The Most Pressing Issues of the Day

Sunday, 3 December 2023  Turkish Cypriot citizens were interviewed by Yeniduzen and asked what they thought were the country’s most pressing issues needing to be resolved. The response was that health, education, the state of the roads, the cost of living, social injustice and anxiety of today’s youth about the future were top priorities for change. One individual said the most important issue in the country was education. Transitioning to full-time education in schools without providing the necessary groundwork had created chaos. Another said that there were many problems for

Sefer Buğra Altundağ

Youth Accused of Murdering Teenage Girl on Trial Next Week

Saturday, 2 December 2023  The trial of a young man accused of murdering 16-year-old Zehie Helin Reessur is set to begin on 8 December, Kibris Postasi reports. The accused, 21-year-old suspect Sefer Buğra Altundağ, appeared in court on January 25. During this hearing, Altundağ’s lawyer asked for a postponement of the trial because he wanted to meet with the defendant and his family. The prosecutor insisted that a deadline should be set, emphasising that it should be the “last time“. Following these arguments, the judge decided to adjourn the case