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North Cyprus News - Kyrenia Harbour

Restoration of Kyrenia Old Harbour Begins

Friday, 2 December 2022 Restoration work has begun on Kyrenia old harbour; the work is expected to be completed within six months, Kibris Postasi reported. The old harbour is one of the main tourist attractions in North Cyprus and will be updated while respecting its history. Businesses which will be required to temporarily close while restoration work is ongoing, will be given financial support from a government grant. In addition, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security will pay businesses an amount equivalent to half  the minimum wage for registered

Coronavirus - Omicron

Latest Covid-19 Infection Rates

Friday, 2 December 2022 The latest Covid-19 infection rates for the period between 23 – 29 November were announced by the Ministry of Health, Yeniduzen reported. A total of 3,538 tests were carried out in the last week, 241 people tested positive and one person died. Yeniduzen

North Cyprus News - Elderly Person receiving - Covid-19 vaccine

Chronically Ill People Aged 50+ Can Get Flu Jab

Thursday, 1 December 2022 Citizens aged 50 and over with chronic diseases can be vaccinated against flu from Monday, a statement by the Ministry of Health said, Yeniduzen reports. Those eligible for the flu vaccine can obtain them from state-run health centres from Monday, 5 December. Yeniduzen

HIV - Test Tube

End Deportation of HIV+ Foreign Nationals

Thursday, 1 December 2022 The practice of deporting foreign nationals who are HIV positive should stop, the Cyprus Turkish Medical Association has said, Yeniduzen reports. Union Board Member, and Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialist Dr. Nesil Bayraktar stated  that there are approximately 38.4 million people living with HIV worldwide and that there are 116 HIV-positive TRNC citizens registered in North Cyprus.  In her message titled “Equality is the cure for discrimination and marginalisation“, delivered on December 1 – World Aids Day, Dr. Bayraktar said that according to the records

İsmail Arar

Man Jailed For Torching His Own Home

Thursday, 1 December 2022 A man has been jailed for arson after setting fire to his own home, Yeniduzen reports. The defendant, robbed his own home in Tepebaşı and then set it on fire in June 2022. He stole gold jewellery belonging to his wife and then set fire to the bedroom and kitchen using flammable liquid. Senior Judge Mine Ozankaya presiding over a panel of three judges at Kyrenia Heavy Penalty Court, said that Arar had admitted his guilt after being questioned by the police and had said that

New Central Prison

High Proportion of African Nationals in Prison

Thursday, 1 December 2022 Around 40 percent of prison inmates in the new Central Prison are African nationals, President of the Cyprus Turkish Bar Association (KTBB) Hasan Esendağlı has said, Kibris Postasi reports. The president of KTBB visited the prison in Minareliköy, which was opened about one month ago and Kibris Postasi has reported on his comments and observations as follows: “Today, as the Cyprus Turkish Bar Association, we made a visit to the Central Prison, which became operational about a month ago. “As we always say, the construction of

North Cyprus News - Tatar - Anastasiades

Tatar and Anastasiades to Meet at UN End of Year Reception

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 President Ersin Tatar and President Nicos Anastasiades will meet socially when they both attend the UN’s end of year reception at the Ledra Palace on 7 December, Kibris Postasi reports. According to Greek Cypriot daily Haravgi, diplomats and members of non-governmental organisations from both Cypriot communities will also attend. A total of between 100-150 people have been invited to the reception, the newspaper wrote, adding that the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus and UNFICYP Head of Mission, Colin Stewart, and other UN officials will be

Mavroyiannis - Erhurman

CTP Meets Independent Presidential Candidate Mavroyiannis

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 The Republican Turkish Party (CTP) delegation held a reception for the AKEL-backed independent Greek Cypriot presidential candidate Andreas Mavroyiannis, Yeniduzen reported on Tuesday.  CTP Chairman Tufan Erhürman, Secretary General Asım Akansoy and Foreign Relations Secretary Fikri Toros were present at the reception. The former UN ambassador and chief negotiator in the Cyprus talks Andreas Mavroyiannis, was accompanied by AKEL’s Panos Parras and Marios Manoli.  During the meeting, they discussed the Cyprus problem and current issues. The Greek Cypriot presidential elections are due to be held on

North Cyprus News - Road Fog

Fog Warning Issued This Morning

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 The police have warned that fog has reduced visibility on the Nicosia-Guzelyurt main road between Alayköy – Yılmazköy and around the Metehan – Alayköy Ring Road. Drivers using these routes are asked to drive with special care and attention. Kibris Postasi