North Cyprus News | Cyprus Today – 24/5/2014

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Biden: US Desires a swift solution (already done by NCFP!)  He said the 2 leaders had agreed to meet twice a month and to intensify work on preparing “meaningful” confidence building measures as envisaged in their joint February communique that launched the current round of negotiations. “I am pleased that the two leaders have reaffirmed their full commitment to their joint declaration of February 11th. (NB No mention of flags – that came page 6!!)

Euro poll eligibility for TCs sparks anger – European parliamentary elections being held in south Cyprus tomorrow have been described as a “scandal” with claims that thousands of Turkish Cypriots are being prevented from voting. Greek Cypriot authorities revealed that a total of 58,637 Turkish Cypriots with “Republic of Cyprus” ID cards would be able to vote. But uncertainty over residential addresses in the north prevented them from adding more names to the electoral register it was claimed.

Dig for ‘missing’ Greek Cypriots starts at church – Forensic archaeologists have begun excavation work in the grounds of St Andrew’s church after being tipped off that the remains of up to five “missing” Greek Cypriots may be buried there.


Fuel prices down -petrol prices were reduced on Tuesday night due to exchange rate adjustments. Diesel reduced by 2 kurus and 95 and 97 octane reduced by 4 kurus per litre

Chemist summer hours start –  weekdays 8-1 & 5-7pm and Saturdays 8-1.30

Passionate Dutch “crusader” dies – a nice article about Hans’s Medieval society and his role as cartographer producing detailed TRNC maps. He began to suffer failing health this year due to cancer and diabetes and he returned to his home city for chemotherapy.

Page 6(!) – US visit plagued by controversy – From Jo Bidden’s very first words  – He talked about a promising “strategic partnership” between the US and south Cyprus and he said the prime aim of his trip was to underscore that.

Five star tourism complex set to be built – 200 bed Salamis Park Hotel

Local to open up new university – Ozankoy is to host a new university being opened by a local businessman

Fake TL shows up across north Cyprus – Forged 50tl banknotes have surfaced at several Girne businesses


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