North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today - 29th June 2019

North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today - 29th June 2019There is lots of news today but unfortunately you won’t find it in Cyprus Today. The front page says it all – moaning expats, fake news about Varosha, mosquitoes in the Summer and housecleaning. What more do you expect for £1.50, a nice cool pint of Efes?

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North Cyprus Inflation at 30% Over the Year to March 2019

North Cyprus Inflation at 30% Over the Year to March 2019I guess it is no surprise to learn that prices in North Cyprus have risen over the last year, particularly for food and non-alcoholic beverages, furniture and housing, water, electricity and gas. You just have to go shopping to discover that. North Cyprus Inflation is currently around 30% per year. What is interesting to ex-pats is how their buying power has actually improved during that period.

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South Cyprus Attempts to Close Ercan Airport in the North

South Cyprus Attempts to Close Ercan Airport in the NorthSouth Cyprus has strongly protested to the UN the violations of its national airspace, the infringements of international air traffic regulations in Cyprus’s flight information region in an attempt to close Ercan Airport in the North.

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Varosha in North Cyprus to Become the Las Vegas of the Mediterranean

Varosha in North Cyprus to Become the Las Vegas of the MediterraneanNorth Cyprus Prime Minister, Ersin Tatar, is quoted as saying that Varosha (Maras) is intended to become the Las Vegas of the Mediterranean returning to it’s old days when it was a popular destination for celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot.

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If Turkey Annexes North Cyprus Would it Become More Like Turkey?

If Turkey Annexes North Cyprus Would it Become More Like Turkey?As part of the battle between Turkey and Europe/USA, North Cyprus has become a hostage that Turkey threatens to use as a response to threatened sanctions. If Turkey annexes North Cyprus would it become more like Turkey? In other words, would North Cyprus become just be another Turkish region, called Kibris perhaps?

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Europe and the US Will Be Enforcing Sanctions on Turkey in a Few Weeks

Europe and the US Will Be Enforcing Sanctions on TurkeyAccording to the Wall Street Journal (20.6.19), Europe and the US will be enforcing sanctions on Turkey in the next few weeks. This is in response to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decisions to drill for oil in the Eastern Mediterranean and his planned purchase of a Russian missile-defense system. The Turkish Lira’s value responded accordingly.

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Turkish Cypriots Plan to Resettle the Maraş/Varosha Northern Cyprus Village

Turkish Cypriots Plan to Resettle the Maraş Varosha Northern Cyprus VillageSeveral sources are reporting that Turkish Cypriots are planning to resettle the Maraş/Varosha Northern Cyprus village. The village is in the abandoned southern quarter of Mağusa (Famagusta). After the 1974 Turkish intervention (invasion) it came under Turkish control, and has remained abandoned ever since. As of 2019, the quarter continues to be uninhabited and is described as a ghost town. Entry is forbidden to the public.

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North Cyprus News | Cyprus Today - 15th June 2019

North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today - 15th June 2019North Cyprus News

Well it’s that time of the week again, another edition of Cyprus Today hits the news stands and before you know it, they’re fish and chip paper. Not much in this week’s edition but it’s a weekly so it has to report all the ‘news’ of the week, even if there is very little to report. It’s a bit Shakespearean this week – Much To Do About Nothing.

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North Cyprus News | Unofficial Extradition Treaty | Cyprus Prisoner Exchange

North Cyprus News - Unofficial Extradition Treaty - Cyprus Prisoner ExchangeNorth Cyprus News

According to the CNA, the first exchange of criminals between North Cyprus and the South, meditated by the UN, took place at the Ledra Palace checkpoint.

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North Cyprus Law | Drug Dealer Allegedly Allowed to Escape for £20000 Bribe

North Cyprus Law | Drug Dealer Allegedly Allowed to Escape for £20000 BribeccusationAccording to  North Cyprus daily Yeni Düzen (12.06.19), an Iranian drug dealer alleged that a North Cyprus Law officer accepted a £20,000 bribe in order for him to be allowed to escape and return to Iran.

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