North Cyprus News | Cyprus Today – 19/7/2014

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First troops to land recall ’74 – Turkish Peace Operation 40th anniversary

Travel insurance policies for expats being ‘reviewed’ – Staysure insurance broker will no longer count North Cyprus as being part of the EU, although this will not affect live policies only new ones.

FM: peace talks have collapsed completely – because, according to Ozdil Nami, ‘there is no discipline at the negotiating table and the process had dissolved into mutual recriminations.’ He blames ‘the Turkish Cypriot side’. Editor: let’s see, he’ll be blaming potential Presidential candidate Kudret Ozersay then. I wonder who Ozersay will be competing against for the role of TRNC President?


Boy off to Turkey for life-saving op – after 40 000TL was raised for the treatment. His mother claimed the disease progressed because TRNC ‘doctors delayed the operation.’

Minister apologises over ‘filthy’ hospitals – the health minister explained that Lefkosa State hospital was dirty because it wasn’t being cleaned because there were no cleaners. The previous cleaning company were not continuing after their contract expired. In a few weeks a tender would be issued for a replacement cleaning company. Editor: no cleaning in the near future then?

ESK graduates ‘exceed expectations’ – significantly exceeding the International Baccalaureate 30 point world average. 21% exceeded 35 points. Editor: impressive!

Turtle articles – four articles about north Cyprus turtles

‘Need for higher wages’ – trade unions want the minimum wage to be raised from the current monthly 1560TL (£430) to 1786TL (£492). The average monthly household costs for a family of four is 3055TL (£840).

Airport car park barrier taken down after complaints – so that now only those intending to use the car park need to get tickets

Lorries banned on main roads during rush hour periods – but the times of the ban will depend on…hours worked by public servants, the day of the week and the season. Editor: that’ll be easy to remember then.

Date set for arrival of mainland water – end of September, weather permitting, for Lefkosa and by the end of 2015 for the rest of the north.

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