Turkish Cypriot diaspora

More Turkish Cypriots seek higher wages in the south

News reports in the northern part of Cyprus show the devaluation of the Turkish lira and higher wages in the south are driving more Turkish Cypriots to seek employment in the Republic of Cyprus.

According to Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris, the minimum salary in the north is around TRY 2279, just over €300, saying it is not enough to cover even the basic needs of a family.

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