Prime Minister Ersin Tatar wins presidential election in North Cyprus

Ersin Tatar, prime minister of the breakaway state of North Cyprus, won a presidential election runoff on Sunday with almost 52% of votes, in a result which could further strain ties with the Cypriot government. Tatar is a supporter of separate administrations on the Mediterranean island which split after a 1974 Turkish invasion in response… Read More Prime Minister Ersin Tatar wins presidential election in North Cyprus

Northern Cyprus to reopen beach in abandoned area since 1974 conflict with Turkey

Northern Cyprus said on Tuesday it will reopen the beach area of an abandoned resort in no-man’s land, a move condemned by Greek Cypriots and likely to conjure up memories of the 1974 Turkish invasion that partitioned the island. Ersin Tatar, premier of the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus, made the announcement in Ankara alongside… Read More Northern Cyprus to reopen beach in abandoned area since 1974 conflict with Turkey