North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today 2nd April 2022

North Cyprus News - Cyprus Today 2nd April 2022The North Cyprus News on the front page of Cyprus Today on 2nd April 2022 homes into the poverty experienced by the combination of the weakness of the Lira, fuel poverty and various economic shocks.

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THOUSANDS MARCH AGAINST POVERTY – ONE of the biggest protests in North Cyprus for years took place in Lefkoşa yesterday. Public services ground to a halt across the country as trade unions staged a one-day general strike and protest march against rising prices, stagnant wages and the “impoverishment” of the general population.

Community rallies round in support of burned down Alsancak Irish bar – EXPATS and Turkish Cypriots alike have rallied around the Paddi Long’s Bar and Restaurant in Alsancak, which was the target of an alleged arson attack. The Irish bar, owned by couple Sally Knights and Karl Long, which had only been open for a week, burnt down on the night of Sunday, March 27. Police have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

UK’s ‘regret’ over Cyprus map ‘error’ – THE British High Commission in South Nicosia has expressed its “regret” after the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) released a video that featured a map of the island that did not include North Cyprus and the British Sovereign Base Areas.

Road safety failures blasted ahead of the anniversary of expat’s death – THE sister of a British expat who died in a hit-and-run incident while walking near Karşıyaka last year has blasted the government’s failure to make good on promises to improve road safety in the area. David Shepherd, 60, who lived in Lapta, died after being hit by a vehicle while walking along the main road between Girne and Güzelyurt at around 8pm on April 3, 2021. The driver of the car, who failed to stop, was later arrested by police, who said at the time that he had been driving carelessly and was drunk.

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