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Beach, not crossing, opens

  By Kyriacos Kiliaris Famagusta residents, local shopkeepers and NGOs are angry over a decision taken by the Turkish military authorities in the north to open up Dherynia beach to Turkish Cypriot bathers. Read full article at in-Cyprus.

Human chain formed across the divide to support solution

  According to BRT (17.06.2017), the bi-communal Unite Cyprus Now group gathered at the Ledra Palace and Lokmacı border crossing today and formed a human chain. The group had announced earlier that it would continue to hold a variety of events until the two leaders on the island returned to the negotiating table and continued

PR tutorials and Geneva worries

  PR tutorials Mike Spanos will not be, ultimately, Akel’s choice for President. The two parties couldn’t agree on a document of principles in an effort to bring the entrepreneur into line. The Akel leadership felt the measure was necessary after Spanos’ TV interview last week, where the prospective candidate managed to infuriate Akel faithful.

Sertoglu called on Akinci to work towards lifting the sport embargoes

  Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (15.06.17) reports that Hasan Sertoglu, the “chairman” of the “Turkish Cypriot football federation” commented on the recent statements by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on the “embargoes imposed on the Turkish Cypriots” and called on him to take action against these practices. Akinci alleged last Tuesday that the

Citizenship puzzle, 4603 citizenship’s in one year

  Under the title “Citizenship puzzle!”, Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (14.06.17) reports that replying to a written question by Asim Akansoy, self-styled deputy with the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), the National Unity Party – Democratic Party (UBP-DP) self-styled government announced yesterday the number of the persons who had been “granted” the “citizenship” of

Erhurman: CTP insists on early elections

  Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (14.06.17), under the title “CTP insists on early elections”, on its front page, reports that the leader of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Tufan Erhurman described the “coalition government” as a “government of an interlocutory order”, adding that the end of the “government has arrived” and “early elections” should

Education being used to reshape TC community

  Dogus Derya, a member of the main opposition Turkish Republican Party (CTP), claims that primary and secondary education is being used as a vehicle to reshape the Turkish Cypriot community. Derya said one example is that underage girls are being taught how to cater to men’s needs in religious lessons given by various institutions.