North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today 5th February 2022

North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today 5th February 2022North Cyprus News on the front page of Cyprus Today on 5th February 2022 is not particularly enticing and makes you wonder what’s inside that’s worth reading.

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THE ONLY WAY IS UP – HOUSEHOLDS in North Cyprus are facing a further squeeze in living conditions following a flurry of reported price rises. On Thursday the price of a standard 10-kilo domestic bottle of gas went up from 180TL to 200TL. The new price was published in the Official Gazette the day before, after it had been approved by the Council of Ministers.

Demand for regulations in wake of scandal at care home – THE chair of the Elderly Rights and Mental Health Association, Hatice Jenkins, (pictured) has called for new regulations to be imposed on care homes following shocking scenes at the Sınırüstü Nursing Home in the İskele region last weekend.

UBP leader wants at least 30 out of 50 MPs to form new coalition – NATIONAL Unity Party (UBP) leader Dr Faiz Sucuoğlu has made clear his intention to form a coalition government with at least 30 of the 50 MPs in Parliament. UBP were the victors in the general election held on January 23, taking 24 seats but falling short of a majority to govern alone.

President Tatar tests positive for Covid-19 – PRESIDENT Ersin Tatar was in self-isolation this week after testing positive for Covid-19. Mr Tatar made the announcement in a Facebook post published on Wednesday morning that said: “After experiencing nasal congestion, a runny nose, and flu-like symptoms, I have learned that my PCR test is positive.

MEP blasts Greek Cypriot ‘nationalists’ – NİYAZİ Kızılyürek, the Turkish Cypriot MEP, has expressed his outrage at being forced into retirement from his duties as a professor at the South’s state university, the University of Cyprus. He claimed that he was pushed out because he is a Turkish Cypriot, and that many in power in South Cyprus “only want Greek Cypriots to take part in the institutions of the Republic of Cyprus”.

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