North Cyprus News | Cyprus Today – 5/12/2015

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UK Using Cyprus Like a ‘Warship’ – Tourism leaders are worried that British airstrikes from the Akotiri base will damage tourism and lead to terrorist strikes.

TRNC ‘lacks water expertise’ – says the Turkish minister in charge of the project bringing water to the north from Turkey

Underpass closure puts tourists at risk – the Lapta underpass allowing tourist to cross from hotels to the beach will be affected by the water project pipeline and therefore lead to tourists having to cross the dangerous road.

Postage rates rise 350% – a postcard will cost 1TL (23p)

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Travelers stranded by Ercan ‘freak’ fog – 0n Saturday 28th November

Turkish Cypriots ‘outnumbered’ by foreign citizens – living on the whole island, based on the 1960 census.

Mountain trail to be upgraded – on the 18 stage Besparmak mountain trail from Korucam to Karpaz. Along with increased maintenance there will be new maps produced and monumental stones for walkers to use in photos they take.

Minister plans to revive suspended Bafra project – which failed because of obstacles highlighted in a 2012 report and which it is claimed is being ignored. These include high costs and red tape ‘shackling investors’.

Next year’s tourism ‘doesn’t look good‘ – as hotels were only 50% full in November, ‘2% up on the same month last year’.

Council workers walk out over unpaid wages – in Yenierenkoy along with several other strikes for varying reasons throughout the north.

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1 comment to North Cyprus News | Cyprus Today – 5/12/2015

  • fluter

    Waiting for the Tourism Minister to tell us that tourism is booming, and almost all beds for next year are booked already.