North Cyprus Trevor’s Tips for April 2017

By Trevor Hughes……


Why are people so obsessed with letting people know, what they are doing, when they are doing it, where they are doing it, and even how long they are away from their home?

You may have read recently about the Chelsea football player John Terry who did exactly that and his home, whilst away, was burgled and he had several precious items of jewellery stolen from his home. Click here 

If you are telling your friends about your exploits, you are also telling people who steal from homes, and they can enter your home without much risk.

If you suffer burglary and use the internet to tell everybody that you have been away, your insurance company may refuse your compensation claim!!!

Road Tax Incorporated into the Price of Petrol

In last month’s News Round, I reported that road tax was to be abolished and incorporated into the price of petrol (click here) . Well it certainly caught the authorities on one leg. Rumour is still abounding and even the offices involved are still not sure whether it is going to happen or not. Some personnel are still issuing road tax for a maximum of six months because it is going to be implemented soon and some are reporting that it is not, due to the chip and pin system taking favour!! Watch this space for more news!

Mobile Phone Registration

If you need to register your mobile phone you can now register it from the offices in the new harbour (Yeni Liman) in Girne. The offices are located in the two-storey building on your left-hand side as you enter the harbour area.

Child Car Seats, Stair Gates, High Chairs and Portable Cots

It’s that time of the year again when your visitors with young children come and holiday here with you and you may/will require the use of any of the above equipment.

Dagli Sigorta in Karaoğlanoğlu have these items for hire at extremely favourable prices. All the equipment is thoroughly checked for safety, deodorised and machine washed before they are re-hired. Your pickup taxi may well offer these items for rental, but are usually extremely dirty and quite often smell of cigarette smoke.

Do you really want your favourite grandchildren seated/carried/ or sleeping in equipment that’s unfit for purpose, unsafe and/or unhealthy?

Bayram Holidays

There are no Bayram holidays this month.

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  1. OK an Update on Mobile Phone registration.

    I just completed one today 18/05/2017.. Some of the information has now changed. First the office is now actually behind Domino Pizza bar in Lefkosa. Looks pretty new so probably hasn’t been open long.

    Getting the phone paid for costs 15TL and credit cards only. This didn’t take long at all.. But there was a queue of 17 people in front of us to actually pay the tax on it. This takes an eternity. So take 2 tickets. One to get the documents to give to your service provider and one to pay the tax. Or you can pay the tax in the New Harbour in Girne,

    This is what we did as we calculated that waiting for 17 people, we could travel back to Girne and be last in the queue. So back to Girne.

    The place is in the Girne New Harbour is as far as you can go to the left as possible. It’s a two story building up the stairs and it’s the 3rd door on the right. YOU CANNOT register the phone here. Only in Lefkosa.

    Next off to Turkcell to actually complete the registration. This costs 6TL and after a long wait the phone still doesn’t work. Wait 48 hours they told us. We won’t hold our breath,

    Well the conclusion is just buy a phone in Cyprus and it will work the day you buy it. Took us all morning of frustration and the phone still doesn’t work..

    Great news 48 hours later my phone was working to my amazement.