Turkey Proposes Sovereign Base in North Cyprus Similar to British in the South

Turkey Proposes Sovereign Base in North Cyprus Similar to British in the SouthAccording to the Turkish daily Yeni Safah (14.06.19) the Turkish Naval Forces propose the “establishment of sovereign bases” in North Cyprus similar to the British bases in the South. They argue that naval bases need to be located in an appropriate place, with the aim to strengthening the positions of Turkey and North Cyprus at the Cyprus negotiation talks. They also point to the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean that require the Turkish fleet to protect the Fatih drilling ship and the Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa, they argue.

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North Cyprus News | Geçitkale Airport Set to Reopen

North Cyprus News - Geçitkale Airport Set to ReopenNorth Cyprus News – Geçitkale Airport

According to Kıbrıs Postası (13.06.19)  the Northern Cyprus government has decided to take action and open Geçitkale Airport without the participation of Turkish Cypriot businessman Asil Nadir who has not fulfilled any of the applications that he has was committed to when he was awarded the contract in 2010.

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Cyprus Near The Bottom of the European Global Peace Index

Global Peace IndexThe newly published Global Peace Index (GPI) reported that, in terms of peacefulness, Cyprus was almost the worse in Europe; ranked 30 out of 36 countries followed by Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovnia, Kosovo and in last place, Turkey. Globally, Cyprus was ranked 63rd out of 163 countries with Turkey at 152nd and Afghanistan placed last. The most peaceful country was Iceland, joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, and Denmark. Bhutan has recorded the largest improvement of any country in the top 20, rising 43 places in the last 12 years. It is now ranked at number 15.

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North Cyprus Internet To Go Down For Two Days During Major Maintenance

North Cyprus Internet To Go Down For Two Days During Major MaintenanceAccording to North Cyprus Internet Provider, Multimax, who have just sent an SMS message to customers, there will be potential outages due to major maintenance being carried out on 12th and 13th June 2019. Thankfully, at least one ISP has forewarned its customers to expect, and therefore be able to work around, loss of internet over those two days. The message said:

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Cyprus Today Newspaper | 8th June 2019 | North Cyprus News

Cyprus Today Newspaper - 8th June 2019 - North Cyprus NewsThis week’s Cyprus Today Newspaper is summarised for your entertainment and, if you are currently in North Cyprus, to help you make the decision whether to invest 10TL in order to expand your knowledge of North Cyprus News. We have quoted a couple of paragraphs from Cyprus Today’s front-page and have included any other articles which catch our eye.

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US Official Accuses Russia of 'Acting Like Turkey' After Warship Near Misses

US Official Accuses Russia of 'Acting Like Turkey' After Warship Near MissU.S. Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, accused Russia of acting like Turkey in the Mediterranean including off North Cyprus, according to the Greek Daily Ekathimerini. After a near collision between the cruiser USS Chancellorsville and Admiral Vinogradov in the Philippines Sea on Friday.

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Istanbul Rauf Denktas Statue Upsets President Erdogan Supporters

Istanbul Rauf Denktas Statue Upsets President Erdogan SupportersAccording to the Turkish Cumhuriyet newspaper, İbrahim Aydemir, a deputy for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has accused Ekrem İmamoğlu, the main opposition’s mayoral candidate for Istanbul, of building an “idol” to a Greek Cypriot leader. This is puzzling as the statue he is referring to is of Rauf Denktas, the Turkish Cypriot leader.

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North Cyprus PM, Ersin Tatar, Outlines His Cyprus Problem Solution

North Cyprus PM Ersin Tatar Outlines His Cyprus Problem SolutionDuring a reception to celebrate Bayram, the new North Cyprus Prime Minister, Ersin Tatar, famed for his solution of ex-pat’s Property Problems, has set out his plans for solving the Cyprus Problem. He said he would soon be taking new steps, not old steps. He would also be taking steps on the economy and other political issues. He pointed out that currently there are two separate states in Cyprus and said that the EU should take steps so that both ought to separately exist within the EU. Tatar also said that North Cyprus should take steps to become a developed country.

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Freedom House 2019 Reports | Comparing Turkey and Northern Cyprus

freedom house 2019 reportThe recently released Freedom House 2019 Reports allows us to compare the relative freedom experienced in Turkey and Northern Cyprus. Looking at the Freedom House Northern Cyprus Report and the Freedom House Turkey Report immediately shows us how different the two are, in terms of the freedom allowed to those living there.

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Turkey to use Russian S-400 Missiles to Defend its North Cyprus Oil Interests

Turkey to use Russian S-400 Missiles to Defend its North Cyprus Oil InterestsOn Monday the Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported  that Greek and South Cyprus defence officials and diplomats were on alert regarding possible developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey has been strengthening its presence. Turkey is dispatching a third ship to the region and is considering deploying a long-range S-400 Russian missile-defence system along the southern Turkish coast, reported the newspaper.

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