By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….. There will be extending all sorts of technical and academic cooperation to the Election Board, during the Parliamentary, Mayor and other elections in the TRNC scheduled for 24th June 2018.
The President of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce (TCCC), Turgay Deniz, and Board Member Serhan Kombos expressed their support for British Conservative MP lain Duncan Smith’s initiative to promote direct flights from the UK to the TRNC.
By Margaret Sheard … As we had not sampled Sunday Lunch at the new Balti House Restaurant in Esentepe (previously Fine Dining), this week we decided to take an afternoon drive and say hello to Mo Khan and enjoy a little relaxation and a meal.
By Richard Beale …. Very sad to report that the Stadium Dog (Esentepe) number 4, known as “Bouncer” (or Hakem his other name) was put to sleep on Saturday morning (16th June) after contracting Distemper.
By Margaret Sheard …. Another extremely warm and humid afternoon and we were grateful for shade under the trees when we attended the Hope 4 Pets members’ meeting on Saturday 16th June at the Pia Bella Hotel in Girne.
This news arrived late from Kyrenia Animal Rescue on the editorial desk so we are sharing it here and as we had completed this weeks online Enewspaper this news will be published in next weeks edition to support the new KAR Facebook Sales page.
Cyprus – Agreement reached on Football
Agreement reached on Football
The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) and the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation (CTFF) have agreed on a temporary settlement which will make Turkish Cypriot teams a part of CFA. The agreement, which was signed in FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland with the participation of both FIFA and UEFA will now have to be approved by the teams participating in the two federations in Cyprus.
It is also reported that the agreement recognises CFA as the authority for local and international football on the island. The text of the agreement also points out that the arrangement will be on a temporary basis, until the solution of the Cyprus problem. Firstly the CTFF federation will become a member of CFA, which will in return recognise the CTFF federation’s authority on North Cypriot football. The two authorities will form an organising committee which will examine future steps such as CTFF participation in CFA leagues, referee training and arranging international friendly matches for North Cypriot teams.
Before the meeting, “Gazete360.com” was reporting that the meeting was likely to result in an agreement aimed at the development of Turkish Cypriot football, opening it up to the rest of the world. “Politis” also reported that while there has been extensive coverage and discussion of the issue in Turkish Cypriot society, with about 81% of people giving their support in polls and the teams themselves approaching the possibility in a positive light, Greek Cypriot media has not given the subject much coverage. In fact, the report adds, it is unclear whether the teams themselves would approve of the deal, even though, as the article points out, there is no reason for them to reject the expected terms.
The Turkish Cypriot delegation was represented by Hasan Sertoğlu, the head of the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation, while the Greek Cypriot delegation was headed by Kostakis Koutsokoumnis, the head of the Cyprus Football Association. FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini were present at the meeting.