North Cyprus News Headlines

North Cyprus News - Hellim_winning-logo

Issues over Hellim cheese not Barth’s concern

UN Secretary-General Espen Barth Eide has taken the issue of shared rights in protecting the name of origin for Hellim/Halloumi cheese to Brussels. In response ...

Turkish court issues arrest warrant for Gülen

A Turkish court has issued a warrant for the arrest of US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, Turkish daily ‘Hurriyet’ reports. Gülen, once an ally and ...

Fuel prices drop

The price of petrol, diesel and gas has been reduced effective as of today.   95 octane petrol has fallen from 3.4TL to 3.18TL a ...

Carob trees facing extinction

Production of Carob trees, once known as Black Gold, has fallen from 3,000 to less than 200 tonnes per annum, ‘Kibris Postasi’ reports. The Carob ...

Warm clothes needed for Turkish refugee camps

St Andrew’s church in Kyrenia is collecting warm clothes (in good condition) to be sent to the refugee camps in Turkey. Items can be left ...

North Cyprus News - Nuclear Plant site._Akkuyu

New anti-nuclear power organisation launched

A new organisation called “No to Nuclear Platform” which comprises twenty two civil society organisations, unions and three political parties was launched today, ‘Kibris Postasi’ ...

Disappointing results in bloc 9

Exploratory drilling in bloc 9 of South Cyprus’ EEZ shows that there will be a very poor yield in that zone, ‘Famagusta Gazette’ reports. In ...

Council creatively constructs Christmas tree

A special Christmas tree which is made out of re-cycled plastic bottles, has attracted the attention of the public, ‘Kibris Postasi’ reports. Nicosia Council asked ...

North Cyprus News - Hakan Dincyurek

Dinçyürek attends ECO meeting in Istanbul

TRNC Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Hakan Dinçyürek attended the 5th Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Ministerial meeting on Environment in Istanbul. The ministerial meeting ...

Turkish Cypriot side still waiting at negotiating table

UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide, who is currently in Cyprus, met separately on Wednesday with the chief negotiators of the two ...

North Cyprus News - Anatolian-fault-line

TRNC politicians call for halt on building nuclear plant

Mustafa Akinci, candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections, has said that the construction of a nuclear power plant in Turkey’s Akkuyu area (Mersin) constitutes a ...

‘Barbaros’ must leave the South’s EEZ so talks can restart

The Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos (R) and South Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides (L) have said that the Cyprus negotiations can only restart if ...

Features & Analysis

North Cyprus News - Erdogan

Erdogan may struggle to enhance presidential powers

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although dogged by debates as to the fairness of the competition, has emerged the winner of the presidential elections ...

North Cyprus News - Launching_dove_peace

Undermining Eroglu’s de-mining proposal

Last week, President Eroglu suggested launching a project to clear the entire island of land mines as a confidence building measure. Laudable and highly symbolic ...