North Cyprus News Headlines

North Cyprus News - Volkan-Bozkir

Solution will open 14 EU accession chapters: Bozkir

Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir, has said that the Cyprus problem would be solved this year and that the 14 blocked chapters hindering Turkey’s ...

Turkish Cypriot couple go on trial for flying RoC flag

The trial of a Turkish Cypriot couple, charged in the North for flying the Republic of Cyprus flag, began on Thursday. As they arrived at ...

Akinci requests more details on minefield locations

President Akinci met with UNSG Special Representative Lisa Buttenheim and the Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Kristen Lund at the presidential palace ...

EU Aid Programme has benefited Turkish Cypriots

The EU Commission has reported that its Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community has produced tangible and positive results. The report published this week ...

Akinci briefs Parliamentary Platform on latest developments

Details of the latest stage of the Cyprus talks are being discussed at the Presidential Palace this afternoon. President Akinci is briefing the Parliamentary Platform ...

North Cyprus News - Anastasiades - Akinci

Presidents have coffee at Buyuk Han

President Akinci and President Anastasiades had coffee at the Buyuk Han in North Nicosia this morning. This is the first time that President Anastasiades has crossed ...

GCs give extra info on Besparmak landmines

The Greek Cypriot government has provided additional information to the Turkish Cypriot authorities concerning the sites of 28 minefields laid by the Greek Cypriot military ...

Akinci wants the benefit of Talat’s experience in Cyprob talks

Newly elected Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci met yesterday with the former Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat. At the meeting, Akinci said that the ...

North Cyprus News - Famagusta_Varosha

Claims that UN can launch inspection of Varosha denied

Allegations that it would now be possible for UN experts to begin an inspection of the fenced-off city of Varosha have been denied by a ...

Parties slam proposed citizenship law

Reactions to a new citizenship law discussed at the Assembly on Monday have been divided. The National Unity Party (UBP) and the coalition party (DP) ...

North Cyprus News - Bellapais-Abbey

International Bellapais Music Festival starts tommorrow

The 19th Bellapais International Music Festival begins on 21st May and runs until 16th June. As always there will be a line up of internationally acclaimed musicians ...

Turkey not to blame for failed negotiations: Talat

Former Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat said that contrary to common belief, the power for a solution to the Cyprus problem did not lie in ...

Features & Analysis

North Cyprus News - Kiraz-funeral

Why shoot the messenger?

On Tuesday 31st March, Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz was held hostage in his office at Istanbul Justice House by two men. The hostage takers claimed ...

North Cyprus News - Football

The Not So Beautiful Game

The Turkish Cypriot Football Federation will not lie down on this one. Two recent events occurred which incensed Hasan Sertoglu, the president of the TRNC ...