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Will schools open up in September? Even though the education ministry has given the signals that normal education will resume in September, teachers have been stating that there are no preparations taking place for the new school year. Experts speaking to Yenidüzen said, “We don’t know which precautions will be taken at schools. We are worried.”
- Revolt in Luricina (Akıncılar)(Louroujina)
Food safety under risk
Six years have passed since the enactment of the Food Safety Law. However, none of the regulations under the law has been prepared. The control mechanism to ensure compliance with food safety provisions was not established in the north. The people do not know how safe the food they consume is and experts warn that food safety is under risk.
- Crossing now! – Akıncılar (Louroujina) Crossing Initiative held a march towards the point where the residents want a crossing point opened. Akıncılar (Louroujina) residents want a new crossing point to be opened between Akıncılar (Louroujina) and Lympia.
- Refugee tragedy at Akıncılar (Louroujina) – They were found starving.
- Access restriction to a video containing foul words – The first decision adopted under the IT law.
The new government is in the making
The National Unity Party (UBP) has launched preparations to kick the People’s Party (HP) out of coalition partnership and to form a new coalition with the Democratic Party (DP) and the Rebirth Party (YDP). A group of senior UBP members tasked by the party leader Ersin Tatar held unofficial meetings with the YDP.
- Akıncılar (Louroujina) residents: We want a crossing – Akıncılar (Louroujina) Crossing Initiative held a march towards the point where the residents want a crossing point to open.
- The latest situation: North 133 cases, four deaths; South 1057 cases, 27 deaths; Turkey 226,100 cases, 5,613 deaths.
The proposal made by the head of the Net Holding Board of Trustees Besim Tibuk to convert the 45-bed capacity ‘Aphrodite Hotel’ into a pandemic hospital has been welcomed by circles in the economy sector.
- ‘Right now!’ – Protest held for the opening of a crossing point in Akıncılar (Lourijina).
- Treatment for 400 people – Youth under the age of 23 in the South are struggling with drug abuse.
- ‘It would be devastating’ – A possible Turkish-Greek war is being discussed in the South.
Here is the authority in charge of security
Here is the truth behind the promotions and appointments in the police and the armed forces. The Commander of the Turkish Cypriot Security Forces (GKK) Brigadier General Altan Er, despite his young age, was ordered to retire. The decision fuelled debate as what prompted such a decision. On the other hand, Ahmet Soyalan was appointed to become the Police Commissioner following amendments to the relevant law, when he was the chief of the Nicosia Police. Soyalan remains as the head of the team tasked with the FETÖ (Fethullah Gülen terrorist organisation) investigation. He was also tasked in the past to investigate the assassination of Kutlu Adalı. Soyalan together with Galip Mendi (former commander of the Turkish Forces in Cyprus) had also testified at the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) meeting held at the Ledra Palace.
- The video with insults and slander against (Mustafa) Akıncı was asked to be removed under the IT Law.
Akıncılar (Louroujina) residents demonstrate for the opening of a crossingYenidüzen, Kıbrıs, Havadis, Diyalog, Avrupa
Internal Security, CBMs
The Akıncılar (Louroujina) Crossing Initiative organized a rally at the village on Sunday demanding the opening of a crossing point.
The group which gathered in the Akıncılar (Louroujina) village square marched towards the Lympia village.
The event was attended by a large crowd which included the Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Ersin Tatar.
Reading a press statement during the demonstration, Mayor of Akıncılar (Louroujina) Hasan Barbaros thanked everyone, including the mukhtar and the residents of the Lympia village for their support in their campaign to open a new crossing point in the village to connect with the south side.
Barbaros said that the villagers were determined to pursue their goal for an access point to be opened.
“We will continue with our efforts until we achieve results because we no longer want the village to be a dead-end street. We do not want our fellow villagers to be forced to move from the village just because it is too difficult to access their jobs,” Barbaros stressed.
He noted the actual distance from the north to the south is approximately 500 metres, but that Turkish Cypriots working in the south were forced to drive either to Nicosia or to the Beyarmudu (Pergamos) to cross over to the south to get to their jobs.
“Nearly 60,000 people will have easy access to the south or the north following the opening of the crossing points,” Barbaros concluded.
Significant progress achieved in reopening of Maraş (Varosha)Yenidüzen, Kıbrıs, Havadis, Diyalog, Avrupa
Property, Territory, Negotiations Process, Governance and Power Sharing
“Significant progress has been achieved in both technical and legal areas for the reopening of Maraş (Varosha) for the settlement of the former residents of the town,” Prime Minister and head of the National Unity Party (UBP) Ersin Tatar said on Sunday.
Tatar, speaking at a party gathering in Famagusta, highlighted the benefits the reopening the town would have for the Turkish Cypriot community.
“The reopening of the fenced-off town, which had been left to its fate for years, will have both economic and political benefits for the Turkish Cypriot community,” Tatar said.
He also argued that to expect that a just and lasting solution on the island is in the best interest of the Turkish Cypriot community is nothing but a fantasy.
“The Greek Cypriot side does not accept anything proposed by the Turkish Cypriot side. They do not even agree to establish a committee to share the natural gas with us,” Tatar said, pointing out that solving the hydrocarbons issue would be an important step towards the desired solution.
“Instead the Greek Cypriot side has formed alliances with Israel, Egypt and Greece against the Turkish Cypriots and Turkey,” Tatar argued.
Continuing to accuse the Greek Cypriot side, Tatar argued that the Greek Cypriot side does not agree to the continuation of Turkey’s effective guarantees. He added that the Greek Cypriot side demands a sizable amount of land from the north under the territorial adjustment chapter.
“The Greek Cypriot side also rejects our sovereign equality. They disregard the Turkish Cypriots’ right to their state. It is not possible to reach an agreement with such a mindset, unfortunately,” Tatar said.
“The Turkish Cypriot people do not have any patience left for fantasy. Therefore we will be proactive in our efforts together with Turkey. The natural gas explorations will continue and the Maraş (Varosha) will be reopened,” Tatar concluded.
>> Significant progress has been achieved in both technical & legal areas for the reopening of Maraş (Varosha) for the settlement of the former residents of the town.
>> The reopening of the fenced-off town will have both economic & political benefits for the TC community.
>> To expectthat a just & lasting solution on the island is in the best interest of the TC is nothing but a fantasy.
>> The GC side does not accept anything proposed by the TC side nor do they agree to establish a committee to share the natural gas.
>> The solving the hydrocarbons issue would be an important step towards the desired solution.
>> Instead the GC side has formed alliances with Israel, Egypt & Greece against the TCs & Turkey.
>> The GC side does not agree to the continuation of Turkey’s effective guarantees while on the other hand, they demand a sizable amount of land from the north under the territorial adjustment chapter.
>> The GC side also rejects TCs sovereign equality & disregard the TCs’ right to their state.
>> Not possible to reach an agreement with such a mindset, unfortunately.
>> The TC people do not have any patience left for fantasy.
>> The TC side will be proactive in our efforts together with Turkey.
>> The natural gas explorations will continue & the Maraş (Varosha) will be reopened.
Five detained while trying to enter the north illegallyYenidüzen, Kıbrıs, Havadis, Diyalog, Avrupa
Five people were detained while trying to enter the north illegally, the dailies report on Monday.
According to the information given by the police, three individuals were identified after having crossed into the north from an unknown location in Famagusta on Saturday.
Later in the evening on the same day, two other individuals were caught red-handed while trying to cross to the south through a military zone in Akıncılar (Louroujina) village.
The police officer tasked with the investigation informed the court that the two suspects had paid an unknown person in Mersin, Turkey to take them to Malta.
The police officer said the suspects after arriving in the north on a boat, had entered the north from an unidentified spot and were greeted by another unknown person to be taken to the Akıncılar (Louroujina) village.
The suspects then hid during the day to try to cross to the south in the dark but were caught red-handed.
The court ordered the suspects to be remanded for two more days until the police complete its investigation.