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Goodbye Flagship Airline

Thursday, 6 October 2022 The airline company which tendered for the TRNC flagship airline has withdrawn, Minister of Public Works and Transport Erhan Arıklı

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More Funds For Pharmaceuticals Needed

Wednesday, 5 October 2022 There is a shortage of pharmaceutical drugs in North Cyprus because the state budget for medicines has already run out, CTP member of the Assembly Filiz Besim said, Yeniduzen reports. Addressing parliament yesterday on the issue of long-standing problems in health care, she acknowledged that there had been problems with drug supplies globally since the pandemic. Besim noted however, that tenders for drugs which should have been made in 2021, were either not made or there were no funds available. She said that ultimately, patients could

North Cyprus News - Airplane

Delays to Launch of Flagship Airline

  Tuesday, 4 October 2022 The aim of launching a flagship airline is not for profit but to reduce the cost of air travel to the island, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Erhan Arıklı, said, BRT reports. Speaking on a television broadcast, Arıklı pointed to the importance of affordable air transport to island countries saying, “There is no flight ticket less than 6,000 TL. Two companies control prices. If the number of flights increase, the prices also go down. We started an initiative for the new airline. We talked

Lapta Fire Damage

Overhead Power Lines to Blame For Fires

Tuesday, 4 October 2022 Kib-Tek is preparing a comprehensive report regarding the outbreak of two fires in Ağırdağ and Lapta last night which were caused by sparking from overhead power lines, Yeniduzen reports. The fires damaged five houses, four vehicles, and 350 acres of forest area were destroyed. The Chairman of the Kib-Tek’s Board of Directors Hüseyin Pasha said, “A comprehensive report is being prepared, after the police determined the cause of both fires as “sparks from electrical wires.  “We will start our work with the completion of this report.

Protest against new presidential palace complex

Construction of New Presidential Complex Illegal

Monday, 3 October 2022 The construction of the Külliye (the new presidential palace complex), is illegal, former chairman of the Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Engineers and Architects, Seran Aysal has said, Yeniduzen reports. “This construction is illegal. It is a legal obligation for the City Planning Department, Nicosia Turkish Municipality, Construction Committee and Labour Department to intervene immediately in this illegality. Authorities who do not interfere and turn a blind eye to this will be committing a crime“, he said. He dismissed claims that the Külliye is a state project

Fire at Gungur Public Dump

Fears of Toxic Chemicals Released From Güngör Dump Fire

Monday, 3 October 2022 A fire which broke out on Saturday evening at the Güngör Solid Waste Storage Facility (Güngör garbage dump) continues to burn, Kibris Postasi reports. Firefighters and firefighting helicopters have been responding to the fire in the municipal dump which is located in the Mesarya Plain According to the Police Press Officer, the fire is under control and the extinguishing efforts are ongoing.  People in the local area are very concerned about the toxic chemicals released by the fire and being dispersed into the atmosphere. In a

North Cyprus News - Sunny weather - Sea

Latest Weather Report For 1-7 October

Saturday, 1 October 2022 Temperatures will be around 35-38 C inland and between 31-34 C on the coast this weekend, the Met Office has said, Kibris Postasi reports. On Monday, temperatures will fall by around 4 C to  31-34 C inland and 27-30 C on the coast. Showers are forecast for Thursday and Friday. Winds will be moderately strong mainly from the south and west. Kibris Postasi

Çetin Şahmaran - acquitted

Police Officer Acquitted of Charge of FETÖ Membership

Saturday, 1 October 2022 A police officer charged with being a member of the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ*) has been acquitted by the court, Yeniduzen reports. The verdict against Çetin Şahmaran, who was on trial for being a member of the Fethullah Terrorist Organisation (FETÖ), was that he was acquitted on the grounds that no testimony was presented regarding his participation in illegal activities. Çetin Şahmaran was tried for the crimes of ‘being a member of a terrorist organisation, possessing banned documents and books regarding the terrorist organisation, encouraging the

Cumali Çinçar - Eight years jail for sexual abuse of two

Man Jailed For Eight Years For Sexually Abusing Two Young Girls

Saturday, 1 October 2022 A man has been jailed for eight years for sexually abusing two five-year-old girls in Kyrenia, Yeniduzen reports. At Kyrenia High Court, it was head that on March 20, 2022, at around 4pm, the defendant Cumali Çinçar, took two five-year-old girls to the park in Kyrenia, and then took them to the back of the 23 Nisan Primary School and sexually abused both girls there. It was stated that people saw the incident and intervened. Sexual abuse of children tends to be widespread and is a

Fire in Agirdag

Fire Destroys Homes in Agirdag

Saturday, 1 October 2022 A fire, which broke out at the middle of the night in Ağırdağ, a village which lies to the side of the Kyrenia-Nicosia main road, has been brought under control, Yeniduzen reports. Winds rapidly fanned the flames, causing them to spread, the report said. Teams from the Fire brigade, Civil Defence, military, municipality and locals responded to the fire. Locals called for anyone living in the area to provide tankers if they had them. Nicosia mayor Mehmet Harmancı sent a team to help tackle the blaze