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North Cyprus News - Nigerian Students

Foreign Students Face More Prejudice as Crime Rate Increases

Thursday, 30 June 2022 Foreign students claim that they are encountering more prejudice as higher numbers of crimes are committed by foreigners, who are then deported, Yeniduzen reported. According to the Ministry of the Interior’s immigration data, in the last two months, 376 people who do not have any legal status or found to be involved in crime have been deported. Those in the higher education sector have pointed to the need for universities and the police to cooperate and for better monitoring of foreigners who enter the country. Meanwhile

North Cyprus News - Water Tap

Water Supply to Famagusta Cut to Enable Work on Mains

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 The water supply to Famagusta was cut off today to enable excavation work on the mains water pipe to be carried out, BRT reported. The State Hydraulic Works will announce how long the work will take and when the supply will be reconnected.  Meanwhile, consumers are urged to ration the amount of water they use, as disruption to water supplies could last for some time. BRTK

North Cyprus News - Test

Latest Covid-19 Test Results

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 The weekly coronavirus infection numbers were announced by the Ministry of Health. According to which, 1,499 people tested positive. No deaths from the virus were reported, BRT reported. There were 15,517 tests performed between 22-28 June. To date, the total number of cases of Covid-19 in North Cyprus is 98,004. A total of 238 people have died from the virus. BRTK

North Cyprus News - Ercan airport

Man Arrested For Couriering Around One million Euros

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 A man was arrested at Ercan Airport for attempting to travel to Istanbul while carrying 950,000 Euros in cash, Yeniduzen reported. According to police testimony given in court, the man was arrested on 28 June, suspected of being a courier for illegal money. The officer testifying said that the man had entered the TRNC and exited on different dates in a very short time frame. The defending lawyer said that his client had declared the money to customs and presented the paperwork.  The police asked the

North Cyprus News - Rain

Heavy Rains Forecast For Today and Tomorrow

Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 Heavy rainfall is expected today and tomorrow, the Met Office has said, Kibris Postasi reported. According to the Met Office weather forecast covering 28 June – 4 July, the country will be under the influence of a low pressure system for the first two days and then hot and relatively humid air will arrive for the rest of the forecast period. Skies will be partly cloudy for the remainder of the week, clearing on Monday, July 4. The highest temperatures will be 34-37 C inland and

North Cyprus News - Colin Stewart - Tatar - Olgun

UN Special Rep Colin Stewart Meets President Tatar

Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Cyprus and the UN Peacekeeping Force Head of Mission Colin Stewart paid a visit to President Ersin Tatar on Monday afternoon, Yeniduzen reported. Also attending the meeting which lasted one and a half hours, was the President’s Special Representative Ergün Olgun. Following the meeting Oglun and Stewart made statements to the press. Olgun said that he had explained the importance of sovereign equality; In terms of building trust, he had emphasised that the necessary respect had to be shown to

North Cyprus News - Abdullah Korkmazhan

Leader of Left Movement Refused Entry Into Turkey

Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 Secretary-General of the Left Movement ‘Sol Hareket’, Abdullah Korkmazhan, has been refused entry into Turkey, Yeniduzen reported.  Korkmazhan told the newspaper that he was not allowed to enter Ankara Esenboğa Airport on the grounds of “acting against national security“. He said that when he arrived at the airport, he was told “Go to the Turkish Embassy in Cyprus and ask why you can’t enter the country”. Korkmazhan then returned to the island late at night. In October, 2021, the leader of the Turkish Cypriot union Basın-Sen,

North Cyprus News - Solar Energy

Renewable Energy Experts to Reform Energy Policies

Monday, 27 June, 2022 “The biggest reason for the energy problems in the TRNC is the lack of a clear policy“, the President of the Cyprus Turkish Science and Technology Association Prof. Huriye İcil stated, Yeniduzen reported. The association, which was founded in 2011, aims to gather Cypriot scientists living both in Cyprus and elsewhere under one umbrella. Scientists from the association met at the Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry conference hall to discuss the deficiencies in existing energy policies and how to remedy them. Academicians from universities in the

North Cyprus News - Kantara Fire

Mersinlik Fire Viewed as a Metaphor For Society

Sunday, 26 June, 2022 Following the fire which raged for four days in Mersinlik, spreading towards Tatlisu and burning around 11,000 acres of land, Clinical Psychologist Çağay Dürü* has written the following opinion piece for Yeniduzen. He writes the following: “A society that bases its existence on “victimisation” is doomed to destroy itself and its environment. Victimisation will turn into “happiness” after a while, because the aggrieved person/society will feel resentful in order to eliminate this victimisation and will deem all kinds of aggression against itself”. Turkish Cypriot Identity Dürü