North Cyprus protest denounces interference ahead of Erdogan visit

Apple’s new M1 computers top out at…
The PS5 Lets You Automatically Invert…
Forget pumpkin! Pecan pie is the holiday
Apple’s new M1 computers top out at 16GB of RAM
Hundreds of people in northern Cyprus protested Tuesday against “interference” by Ankara, days before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit a controversially reopened beach resort for a picnic.
“No interference,” “Freedom for all,” and “In Cyprus, the Cypriots have their say,” chanted the demonstrators, who included opposition leaders, an AFP correspondent reported.
“We are telling Turkey: you can’t run northern Cyprus from Ankara,” said Gulsen Ercin, a spokeswoman for an organisation that called for the demonstration in northern Nicosia, the island’s divided capital.
Former Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, defeated last month in a “presidential” election by the Ankara-backed Ersin Tatar, also marched with the demonstrators.
Cyprus has been split since 1974, when Turkey occupied the northern third of the eastern Mediterranean island in response to a coup intended to annex Cyprus to Greece.
The self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) hosts around 30,000 Turkish troops and its statehood, unilaterally declared in 1983, is only recognised by Turkey.
Erdogan said last month he would visit Varosha, the beach resort that had been sealed off since the Turkish invasion that saw Greek Cypriot inhabitants flee in 1974.
“We can have a picnic at Varosha,” Erdogan told a news conference in Ankara.
“We see it on screen, now we want to see it for ourselves,” the Turkish president added.
The reopening of the ghost town on the eve of the north’s October 18 election infuriated the Republic of Cyprus, which controls the south of the island and is internationally recognised.
Tuesday’s demonstration reflects the anger that arose among many people in northern Cyprus during campaigning for the election, when Erdogan’s government openly supported the nationalist Tatar.
“No picnic at the expense of others,” the protesters chanted, referring to Erdogan’s planned visit to the TRNC on Sunday.
A more complete measure of ESG in Mexico
From home-based business to non-profit organisations, here are five teenagers who have embarked on their own entrepreneurial ventures. The post Age Is Just A Number: Meet 5 S’pore Teenpreneurs Who Started Their Own Businesses Before 20 appeared first on Vulcan Post.
With travel off the cards for now, how are you spending your weekends? If you’ve already done one too many staycations, maybe it’s time for a change in scenery: a complete change in landscape to be exact. We’re talking about a yacht charter on the waters. Cruise ships may be a firm choice for many, especially with its multitude of entertainment areas and buffet choices, but not everyone might be comfortable with that idea. After all, crowds…