TCC Press Review 16 Apr 2019

Front Page Headlines


Zaroğlu gets involved in another incident: “Hello… Save me”

Police stopped a rented car for a routine check yesterday. The police officer asked the driver for his license and registration but when the driver was unable to show the documents the car was seized. It emerged the car driven by a university student was rented by a different person. The university student driving the car called the YDP (Rebirth Party) MP Bertan Zaroğlu on the phone. Zaroğlu, who spoke with the officer, said the car was registered under his name before throwing a tantrum on social media claiming that his car had been seized despite him being an MP.

Kıbrıs Postası

 “We’re opening up the beaches to the public under municipality supervision”

Alsancak (Karavas) Mayor Ataser gives good news regarding beaches ahead of summer months.

  • Evkaf foundation celebrated its 448th anniversary with a glamorous ceremony


The big contradiction in employment

The DPÖ (State Planning Organisation) and the Ministry of Education stated that there was an excess of 21 university departments but that the private sector was constantly seeking people with degrees from these departments to employ.

  • Road collapses, asphalt cracks open, no repairs – The Sazlıköy (Livadia)-Mehmetçik (Galateia) road has been closed to traffic for the past 2 months. Residents of Mehmetçik (Galateia) are outraged about the situation, complaining that accessing their village has become torture.


Everyone knew

Forensic psychiatrist Prof. Dr Mehmet Çakıcı who examined Bilge Lord Kunduracı, responsible for murdering her seven-year-old son, testified in court, providing shocking statements on Kunduracı’s mental health.


Dark days on the horizon

The Electricity Authority’s (KIB-TEK) General Director Ahmet Dargın said that the authority had reached a stage where it couldn’t buy fuel oil.

  • Tower and roof collapse – Paris’ famous Notre-Dame Cathedral suffers extensive damage due to fire.


It’s the era to lay down the law

YDP (Rebirth Party) MP Zaroğlu hides behind his political immunity to disrespectfully accuse police officer who was just carrying out his duties honestly. He threatened to sue the police department and police officer in question.  

  • Notre-Dame burned! – The fire at Paris’ 850-year-old symbolic Notre-Dame Cathedral raged on while the paper was going to print.

Main News

UNSG’s Good Offices report to be announced this week

Kıbrıs Postası
Negotiations Process


The UN Secretary-General’s Good Offices report is to be handed to members of the UN Security Council this week, according to an unnamed UN official, Kıbrıs Postası reported on Tuesday.

The report was initially supposed to be presented on April 15 but the paper said it was to be delayed a few days since the UNSG’s envoy Jane Holl Lute was continuing her efforts to find a formula for the process over the phone.

Kıbrıs Postası also reported on Tuesday, Russia’s intention to send five officers to serve in the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

Citing a Russian online portal as its source, the paper said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has given the instructions and signed the appointment of five officers to serve in UNFICYP.