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The last issue of The Kibkom Times

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have decided to close The Kibkom Times as from today, you may continue to enjoy the archives and share any information as you feel relevant (always mentioning the source, of course), until such time they may have to be removed. Thank you all for your faithful readership of the paper, and we wish you all the very best for the Festive Season to you and all you love.  It goes without saying that  all of us connected with The KibKom Times hope that the year of 2015 will hold manyRead More


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Cricket returns to North Cyprus this Sunday

League Cricket returns to North Cyprus this Sunday with the TRNC welcoming the Nicosia Cricket Club. The game will be played at their home ground, the Pia Bella Stadium, near the New Harbour in Girne, starting at 11am. Captain Danish Afridi and the selectors are faced with a difficult choice as they have 3 games in 3 weeks. They had planned to use some of the development players for the fixture, as the game’s long term growth is their major priority. However, the very real possibility of winning their firstRead More


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Pink October Events for Tulips

During the week the 19 to the 26 October the following events took place.  We have given you a brief write up on each one.  We do have photos of all the events and if you wish to have any of these to use please let us know. Sunday 19 October – Pink Auction and Raffle at Jessics Bar, Lapta This event started at 2 p.m. and Mus the owner dedicated 5tl for each meal they sold on the day.  A raffle was held and also an Auction of goodsRead More


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Preservation works on Agios Nikolas Church has been completed

Immediate action and preservations works concerning Agios Nikolas Church located in Yayla has been completed with the cooperation of Cultural Heritage Technical Committee, European Union and UN Development Programme attending a ceremony held yesterday for the completion of the project. Members of the Cultural Heritage Technical Committee Ali Tuncay and Takis Hadjidemetriou made statements regarding the occasion and said completion of this project  provided  cooperation and the preservation of the hopes for a peaceful future that Turkish and Greek Cypriots will understand each other.

Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted to the decision of the Greek Cypriot side not to participate in the Talks of the UN negotiation process

Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted to the decision of the Greek Cypriot side not to participate in the talks of the UN negotiation process which resumed on 11 February 2014. In the Ministry’s statement it was stressed that  the Cyprus problem cannot be settled only through the  efforts of the Turkish Cypriot side and guarantor Turkey. It is also said in the statement that, “The attempts of the Greek Cypriot Administration to unilaterally make use of the natural resources of the Island, motivated by the illusion that it is the soleRead More


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Nami takes part in a panel discussion at Yale University


Last Tuesday, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami spoke at a panel discussion organized by Turkish students of Yale University. Minister Nami, who is the first Turkish Cypriot Minister to speak at Yale University, made a presentation about the Cyprus issue and answered the questions of students and academicians. During his speech, Nami emphasized that the Cyprus issue has been one of the oldest agenda items of the United Nations and expressed that since the start of negations in 1968, numerous rounds of talks have been held to find a mutually acceptableRead More

Chemist Rota – Girne 2nd Oct – 8th Oct

Thu 2ND SertacEczanesi Kurtulus Cad Yilmas Sami Apt No 1/B OgretmenEviKarsisive BEKTAS GidaPazariyani Opposite Teachers Hotel in Girne 0392 815 9067 Fri 3RD RizkiEczanesI NaciTalat Cad No 3 FotoBerkantYani – LEMAR SUPERMARKET KARSISI GIRNE Opposite Lemar ( used to be Astro  in Girne) 815 3496 Sat 4TH BAYRAM IlgenEczanesiEminEczanesi Isil Sk. No 2/C Kemal Kamiloglu D. KlinigiKarsisiveBektasGidaPazariyani136C Girne Alsancak YoluIleli Supermarket Karsisi Opposite Chicken Run Alsancak 0392 815 81180533 870 1946 Sun 5THBAYRAM KucukEczanesiOmrumEczanesi Canbulat Sokak No 5/C AssubayOrduEviveBandabuliyaKarsisi GIRNEKaraoglanoglu Cad No 256  Tempo Supermarket Yani Girne Tempo Supermarket YaniRead More

EIDE: “All problems can be resolved”

UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus,  Espen Barth Eide stated  that the Joint Statement  signed by the leaders in February 11 is very strong  and clear and not contradictory  and  he believes there are  no big differences which  the two leaders cannot resolve. Giving his first interview as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus, Eide said that the second stage of negotiations which was concluded was about  clearing the positions of the two sides. Expressing that all positions of the sides regarding the issues  are at theRead More


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Important Security Announcement about Email and Identity Fraud

Over the last few weeks we have successfully intercepted some potentially fraudulent activities which if undetected would have potentially compromised individual’s financial security. This is a worrying development and we feel it is important to inform the local Expat community who seem at particular risk. The bank has received emails purporting to be from our customers requesting account information and transfers. The emails are sent directly to named individuals in the bank and often include information as to why funds are needed, for example… “I would like to know myRead More

European Rally Championship’s Cyprus leg to be held on 19 September in the TRNC

European Rally Championship’s Cyprus leg will be held on 19 September. Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports Serdar Denktaş inspected the park where the rally will take place. Denktaş drew attention to the contribution of the organisation to our country, youth and sportsmen. Chairman of  “Rally Committee of the Cyprus Turkish Touring and Automobile Association” Kişmir stated that world-famous pilots will race in the rally and added that their aim is to make North Cyprus  memorable for them. Kişmir also added that rally is expectedRead More


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The USA is doing what EU cannot or does not want to do


Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır said: “USA realized present interests in Cyprus and a progress has been started in Cyprus due to the intervention of the USA. The USA is doing what EU cannot or does not want to do”. In the statement given to a news agency, Volkan Bozkır pointed out that the negotiations in Cyprus are their parameters. He said “There are some factors for the solution of the Cyprus problem, including territory and ports. We always made efforts to keep the negotiations and theirRead More

Lasting solution in Cyprus is the strategic priority of UN

Ban Ki Moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated that reaching a lasting solution in Cyprus is more important than ever because of great turmoil in the region. Secretary General Ban met with his newly appointed Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide. The meeting was closed to the press. According to the statement obtained from the Spokesmanship of the UN General Secretariat, Ban emphasized that UN will continue to give full support in order to achieve a comprehensive solution in Cyprus. On the other hand, Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Özersay stated that ‘UN SecretaryRead More


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Eroğlu: “Anastasiadis comes to negotiation table with the names of villages he wants”

TRNC President Dr. Derviş Eroğlu stated that topic of territory will be negotiated after all topics are agreed however leader of Greek Cypriot administration Anastasiadis comes to the negotiation table with the names of the villages he wants to acquire and added that when these names are considered, the map becomes clear. Eroğlu appeared as an on-air guest on “Günlük” at CNN Türk and replied to questions concerning the recent developments on Cyprus problem and visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the TRNC. According to the statement releasedRead More