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Turkish Cypriots elect Erdogan's candidate amid east Med tensions

Nicosia - Turkish Cypriots in breakaway northern Cyprus on Sunday narrowly elected right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar, backed by Ankara, in a run-off poll, at a time of heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Ankara-backed nationalist ousts president in Turkish Cypriot poll

Nicosia - Right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar, backed by Ankara, scored a surprise victory in a run-off presidential election Sunday in breakaway northern Cyprus, ousting pro-reunification incumbent Mustafa Akinci.

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid east Mediterranean tensions

Nicosia - Turkish-held northern Cyprus, a breakaway state recognised only by Ankara, was voting Sunday for a new leader in a run-off election held amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid east Med tensions

Nicosia - Turkish-held northern Cyprus, a breakaway state recognised only by Ankara, voted Sunday for a new leader amid charges of interference by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid east Med tensions

Nicosia - The self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus started a vote Sunday for a new leader amid heightened tensions on the divided island and in the wider eastern Mediterranean region.

Turkish Cypriots set for coalition after PM's party wins polls

Nicosia - The party of the prime minister of northern Cyprus, a statelet recognised only by Turkey, has won parliamentary elections but will need to form a coalition after falling short of a majority, results showed Monday.

PM's ruling party ahead in Turkish Cypriot poll: partial results

Nicosia - The ruling party of the prime minister of northern Cyprus, a statelet recognised only by Turkey, was leading parliamentary elections Sunday but will probably still need to form a coalition, partial results showed.

Turkish Cypriot coalition to resign

Nicosia - The ruling coalition in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) collapsed Monday, paving the way for its resignation at a time when talks over the island's reunification have been making progress.

'Brothel' cabarets thrive in breakaway Cyprus statelet

Nicosia - A white stretch limousine pulls up outside a northern Nicosia hospital to drop off cabaret girls for their monthly HIV test, in a breakaway statelet where officially prostitution is illegal.
 

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