Turkey Secretly Moves 42 German Leopard-2A4 Supertanks to North Cyprus

Turkey Secretly Moves 42 German Leopard-2A4 Supertanks to North CyprusAccording the the Greek Tovima news website (3.7.2019), Turkey has secretly transported 42 German Leopard-2A4 supertanks to Değirmenlik in North Cyprus. Well that’s a lie to start with, as you’re reading about it here then the tank transfer must not be secret. The website alleges that the tanks and their ammunition were transported from the Turkish city of Edirne by cargo ship.

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Was the Russian S-200 Missile Deliberately Made to Land in North Cyprus?

Was the Russian S-200 Missile Deliberately Made to Land in North CyprusThe North Cyprus newspaper Halkın Sesi (03.07.19) reports that Arda Mevlutoglu, expert on defence policies, claims that Israel could have deliberately caused the S-200 missile to target North Cyprus. He was careful to imply that this could have been in order to avoid it targeting one of its planes.

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Russian S-200 Missile Explodes Northeast of Lefkosa in North Cyprus

Russian S-200 Missile Explodes Northeast of Lefkosa in North CyprusAccording to Reuters (1.7.2019) a suspected Russian S-200 missile landed north of Lefkosa in North Cyprus early this morning. Currently there are no reports of casualties.

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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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