Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey wants a Cyprus that stands on its own feet: VP Oktay

Turkey wants a "Cyprus that stands on its own feet and creates jobs for its youth," the Turkish vice president said on April 1. 

Fuat Oktay, who is on a working visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), was welcomed by locals at the Ercan International Airport in Lefkoşa.

He met with the residents of Köprülü village.

Cyprus Opens up for Tourists from 65 Countries

From 1 April Cyprus officially opens to the tourist markets of over 65 countries, and a new protocol regulating entries into the country comes into effect.

According to the new procedure, arrivals from these destinations will not have to self-isolate themselves after landing, but will have to present one or two negative PCR tests depending on the categorization of the countries.