North Cyprus News Headlines

North Cyprus News - Samaras_Anastasiades

No significant progress in Cyprus negotiations: PM Samaras

Greek Cypriot President Anastasiades, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides and Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, is in Greece for a two day visit. ...

Ryanair may express interest in Cyprus Airways

In mid-July, the Greek Cypriot government invited non-binding expressions of interest in its shares or assets in Cyprus Airways which has posted heavy losses for ...

Turkish Cypriot pilgrims will visit mosque in Larnaca

About 1,000 Turkish Cypriots will visit the Hala Sultan Tekke at Larnaca Salt Lake on Monday, the first day of Bayram, ‘Cyprus Mail’ reports. Turkish ...

UNSG Buttenheim is positive about presidential talks

Special representative of the Secretary General in Cyprus, Lisa Buttenheim made a positive evaluation on the course of the Cyprus talks so far, briefing via ...

Dismal results follow presidents’ meeting

The Cyprus negotiations at presidential level have adjourned for the summer with neither side agreeing to anything other than a date when talks will resume, ...

North Cyprus News - Chinese Lanterns

Chinese Lanterns an extreme fire hazard

The South Cyprus Department of Forestry has on Monday warned against the use of Chinese lanterns declaring them to be an environmental hazard, ‘Cyprus Mail’ ...

New high-speed Istanbul-Ankara train service opened

Turkey’s much anticipated high-speed train service, which cost 8.6 billion Turkish Lira (US$ 4.1 billion) between Istanbul and Ankara, has begun operating from Istanbul’s Pendik ...

No Cyprob solution unless Turkey’s strategic needs fulfilled: Henn

A solution to the Cyprus problem will not emerge unless Turkey’s strategic military requirements are satisfied, Brigadier Francis Henn (retired), a former Chief of Staff ...

North Cyprus News - Gul and Erdogan

Expat Turks begin voting for new Turkish president today

Voting began today in Turkey’s Presidential election by Turkish nationals living overseas, Turkish journal ‘World Bulletin’ reports. (Photo shows current President Gul on left and ...

Bi-communal medical team on mission to Gaza

Arrangements are being made for a bi-communal medical mission, comprising both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot doctors, to travel to Gaza to help the Palestinian ...

Kooperatif Merkez Bankası

Abandoned high-jacked security vehicle found

Following Thursday’s high-jacking of a security vehicle containing 3 million TL belonging to the Kooperatif Merkez Bankasi on the Guzelyurt – Nicosia highway, the security vehicle and ...

‘Century Project’ pipeline completes in September

The pipeline project that will transport water from Turkey to North Cyprus via pipes suspended under the Mediterranean Sea will be completed shortly, Turkish daily ...

Features & Analysis

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 ...

North Cyprus news - Gas_rig

Cyprus hydrocarbons: Will they make or break a deal?

An interesting article has appeared in the ‘Telegraph’ analysing the potential for mutual gain or further conflict over the gas fields off shore Cyprus. Referring ...