in Cyprus Today – 23/1/2010

Don’t Panic – Address to nation as President speaks out to calm nerves
President Talat said the Presidency was evaluating the possibilty of an appeal to a Higher court in the UK, the European court of Human Rights, to challenge the Court of Appeal  judgement. “our state is determined to take the necessary steps to diminish the economic implications of this verdict and prevent foreign home buyers form suffering. Everybody’s rights are under guarantee”.

We’re off : Ormases packing their bags
Linda and Davis Orams flew back into North Cyprus on Wednesday and were due to start clearing thier villa. The couple have also asked for permission to demolish their property. Mrs orams “if the TRNC government does not allow us to pull the house down, we will have to tell the court that, provide evidence and take it from there”.

Party is over for ‘illegal’ owners, warns lawyer
Candounas said he expected more cases to follow including 60 tourists, whom they have names and addresses for, who stayed at the  Dome hotel in November and is set to take legal proceedings accusing them of trespass.

‘Greek Cypriots have claim to 78pc of property’
The Appeal court judgement calimed there were “tens of thousands of foreign owners of property” in North Cyprus. It said Greek Cypriots had claims to about 78% of property in the TRNC and there were “said to be almost 10,000 British citizens residing” in the unrecognized state.

He exposed truth without any fear
Tributes have been paid to former Cyprus Today columnist David Carter.

Aid hope for flood victims
An aid campaign has been launched for the victims of Guzelyurt area floods by Meral Eroglu, wife of Prime Minister Dervis. You can give 5tl to the aid campaign by sending a blank SMS message to 4142 (Turkcell and Telsim)

‘Check bills’ warning over shops con
The chairman of the TRNC Consumers Association has claimed that supermarkets are conning customers. He said the problem had existed for a long time and urged shoppers to make sure they check their bills and challenge any irregularities.Supermarkets caught  charging a differnt price to that advertised were liable to be fined as much as 1,237tl.

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