North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today 19th October 2019

North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today 19th October 2019North Cyprus News is sparse in Cyprus Today and a little bit irrelevant. The first article says it all, a UK peer complains about the British High Commissioner not traveling north and visiting Girne to tell ex-pats what is happening on Brexit, as if anyone knew!

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TRNC BRITS IN BREXIT LIMBO – A UK peer has accused British High Commissioner Stephen Lillie of failing to keep expats living in North Cyprus updated on the Brexit process — as MPs are due to vote today on a possible agreement with the EU.

Speaking to Cyprus Today, Lord Kilclooney said it was “absolutely shameful” that Mr Lillie “never visited Kyrenia [Girne] to frequently brief expats on what was happening on Brexit” and “what the potential impact could be for British subjects living in North Cyprus”.

‘War’ fears as Greek jets fly over border area – RESIDENTS in the border village of Akıncılar feared that “war” had broken out after three Greek fighter jets roared over rooftops, shortly followed by “explosion-like sounds”, eye witnesses told Cyprus Today.

It was later learned, however, that the incident at around 9.30am on Thursday was part of a military exercise in the South that involved Greek Air Force jets based in Crete.

People in Akıncılar said they were shocked by the sound of the aircraft passing very low over their village — which just days earlier had hosted a traditional festival that drew thousands of people from both sides of the border.

Plan allowing direct trade with EU won’t be scrapped – AN EU plan aimed at allowing the TRNC to trade directly with the bloc, but that has gathered dust for 15 years, will not be scrapped despite renewed efforts from Greek Cypriot politicians.

A group of Turkish Cypriot MPs were at the European Parliament in Brussels

recently, from where they spoke of intensive lobbying by senior Greek Cypriot politicians who were also there in a bid to have the European Commission’s proposed Direct Trade Regulation withdrawn.

Cyber death threats to Akıncı — probe begins – SOCIAL media users who issued written death threats against President Mustafa Akıncı after he made a statement on Turkey’s recent military operation in north-eastern Syria could face up to seven years in prison.

Mr Akıncı and his family came under an online assault after he issued a statement on Facebook on Sunday in which he said that it was “blood not water” that was being shed during the military campaign, named Operation Peace Spring by Turkey.

 

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