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Hur-Is trade union: 50 thousand foreigners work in the private sector in the north

Hur-Is trade union: 50 thousand foreigners work in the private sector in the north

  Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (11.08.17) reports that a delegation from Hur-Is trade union visited yesterday Cemal Ozyigit, chairman of the Social Democracy Party (TDP). In statements during the visit, Hur-Is trade union’s general secretary Ali Yeltekin said that 92 thousand persons are employed in the private sector and that 45-50 thousand of

Albayrak: We will put in use our own drilling ship within the last quarter of this year

  Turkish daily Milliyet newspaper (11.08.17), on its front page under the title “We will be more aggressive in the Mediterranean”, reports that Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak, referring to the drilling activities for natural gas and petrol, alleged: “The Mediterranean is not the lake of no one. It is a place

YKP: If you abandon UN parameters, it will mean that you challenge the world like North Korea

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (10.08.17) reports that Alpay Durduran, member of the New Cyprus Party’s (YKP) secretariat, has said that abandoning the UN parameters on the Cyprus problem because no solution was found, would be tantamount to challenging the international community, like in the case of North Korea. Describing as “not realistic” the

Denktas: Elections cannot be held earlier than April 2018

  Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (09.08.17), under the title “Technically an elections before April cannot be held”, publishes an interview with Serdar Denktas, leader of the Democratic Party (DP) and self-styled deputy prime minister and “minister of finance”, given to the paper’s journalists Meltem Sonay and Mert Ozdag mainly on domestic issues. Denktas

Izcan: Those who supported Akinci expect him to push for finding a federal solution and not to put butter on status quo supporters’ bread

  Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (09.08.17) reports that Izzet Izcan, chairman of the United Cyprus Party (BKP), has described as “adventurist and hollow debates” the issue of the return of Maronite Cypriots to their occupied villages and the opening of the occupied fenced off city of Varosha under Turkish administration. In a written statement

Arikli: Turkish Plan B is implemented, there is no need to be officially announced

  Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (08.08.17) reports that Erhan Arikli, chairman of the illegal Turkish settlers’ Revival Party (YDP), has argued that it was not necessary for Turkish side’s Plan B to be announced officially or named, as “it is anyway being implemented”. In a written statement issued yesterday, Arikli alleged that the

Clock ticking for Varosha

  By Annie Charalambous Speculation over the opening of the fenced-off town of Varosha may lead to that eventuality, but it will take a decade before the first displaced inhabitant gets to return. This is what a political analyst told the Cyprus Weekly following the furore sparked by signals from Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot