North Cyprus News Headlines

North Cyprus News - Yildiz_Dincyurek

TRNC’s rights to natural resources a ‘red line’

Both states on the island of Cyprus have equal rights to all natural resources, TRNC energy minister Hakan Dinçyürek said yesterday, ‘Hurriyet’ reports. Dinçyürek (pictured right ...

Toros military excercise cancelled again this year

Turkish Cypriot negotiator Osman Ertug has stated that while waiting for the Greek Cypriot side to return to the negotiating table, the Turkish Cypriot side ...

South steps up border security

South Cyprus has intensified screening procedures at its ports, airports and checkpoints to prevent Europeans from passing through the country en-route to Syria joining the ...

Independence Day reception held in Budapest

A reception was held at the new TRNC Representative’s  Office in Budapest, Hungary to celebrate the TRNC’s Independence Day, ‘Star Kibris’ reports. The new representative’s office ...

Nami meets business group in Berlin

TRNC Foreign Minister Ozdil Nami, continuing his visit to Berlin, met with the president and board members of the  Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MUSIAD), ‘Yeni ...

North Cyprus News - Espen-Barth-Eide

Eide returns to Cyprus on Monday

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, will return to Cyprus next week with the aim of resuming the UN-led Cyprus negotiations, ‘Cyprus ...

Biden to convey message from Anastasiades to Ankara

US Vice President Joe Biden who arrives in Turkey today on a three day visit, reportedly called Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to ask if ...

1000 pilgrims to visit mosque in Larnaca

Around one thousand people from North Cyprus will cross the border on Saturday for a pilgrimage to Hala Sultan Tekke, a prominent Muslim shrine, οn the ...

North Cyprus News - Bellapais Abbey

Water treatment plant under Abbey halted

Plans to construct a water treatment plant below Bellapais Abbey have been halted, ‘Kibris Postasi’ reports. The paper writes that the construction was stopped by a court ...

Eroğlu has made no new statement on his candidacy for office

President Eroğlu’s Office has issued a statement denying reports in the Turkish and North Cyprus press which claim that he will be running for office again, ...

North Cyprus News - Gas_Rig

Gas estimates for Aphrodite field increased

Estimates for the amount of natural gas in the Aphrodite Bloc 12 reservoir have been increased by 14 billion cubic meters (BCM), ‘Famagusta Gazette’ reports. Cyprus News ...

Application numbers to the IPC in sharp decline

The number of Greek Cypriots who applied to the Immovable Property Commission (IPC) in North Cyprus has dropped considerably in the last three months, ‘Havadis’ ...

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 ...