North Cyprus News | Cyprus Today – 2/8/2014

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Death of expat sparks inquiry – crash victim given clean bill of health by Girne State Hospital died less than 12 hours later. A full report on the incident has yet to be released.

UK court orders TC ‘fraudster’ to repay £9 million – the connection to the TRNC is that one of the criminals was a TC and some of the money was transferred and spent in the TRNC

Armed robbery suspects in court – following the 3m TL robbery two suspects were arrested near Guzelyurt and another in Ankara who was released later for lack of evidence. Another suspect, believed to be hiding in Turkey, is still being sought. The money is still missing.

Underwater pipeline laying has started – from the turtle nesting site at Guzelyali Beach and will be completed sometime in the indeterminate future. There are worries that a drought in Turkey might affect the project if water is needed for domestic use. Editor: it would perhaps be wise not to depend on this source?


Celebrating at Bayram – pages 2-3 are about the recent holiday including a belated ‘what Cypriots do during Eid” article

Venue change for Sundance festival – the reggae festival has had to be moved, with the resultant loss of their sponsors. The original venue had ‘built beachside facilities illegally’.

Residents fail to save historical Orek family house – it started to crumble but work to prevent it collapsing could not be undertaken because construction workers were on holiday in Turkey.

Car crash fatality – a speeding car being driven on the wrong side of the road without lights crashed, killing the driver and critically injuring his passenger brother. The driver of the other car was not injured.

Loans taken to handle Kib-Tek debts – needed because electricity bills are not being paid, particularly by the TRNC government, I believe.

TRNC government to be taken to court – a London born Turkish Cypriot is taking the TRNC government to the ECHR after winning a TRNC High Court case. Editor: oh dear, wasn’t winning the case enough to achieve justice?

Letter: Homes still at risk – 13 Lapta property purchasers are about to lose the homes they paid for. Editor: sounds like the usual scenario where the builder’s promises to the landowner are not honoured. The landowner had mortgaged the property as bare land and now, with homes half built, is selling it.

Letter: Solution to Amaranta problem ‘full of holes’ – an article by Ian Jeffeson of Bahceli which is very similar to this comment –

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