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Protestors injured during school takeover demo

SEVERAL protesters, including a 17-year-old girl who was hit on the head by a police baton, were injured yesterday during a demonstration over the sale of a school in Famagusta to a Turkish educational conglomerate. The 17-year-old was said to … Continue reading

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KEO workers go on indefinite strike

WINE and beer maker KEO yesterday announced the dismissal of 75 workers – the first stage of redundancies that have sparked indefinite industrial action in the Church-controlled company. KEO plans to shed 150 jobs from a workforce of some 550 … Continue reading

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Turkish Cypriots protest Turkey-backed austerity plans

Turkish Cypriots staged another protest in Lefkosa (Nicosia), the capital of Turkish Cyprus against austerity measures on Thursday. Around 5,000 people, mostly union members, gathered outside the parliament, where riot police implemented strict security measures. Some minor scuffles broke out … Continue reading

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Activists in Turkey, Cyprus protest Turkish plans to build nuclear plant

ISTANBUL — Activists in Turkey and Cyprus on Saturday protested against Turkish government plans to build the country’s first nuclear reactor. Turkey has reached a deal with Russia’s Rosatom agency for the construction of a nuclear plant in Akkuyu, in … Continue reading

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Turkish Cypriots hold new anti-austerity protest

Turkish Cypriot opposition parties and unions are holding a new protest in divided Cyprus’ breakaway north against an austerity package they say Turkey has unfairly foisted on them. Organizers resent deep private and state sector salary cuts. They also say … Continue reading

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Nine Palestinians arrested over protest violence

February 12, 2011 Police arrested nine Palestinians last night in connection with the violence which broke out at the Larnaca welfare office over delayed allowance cheques on Thursday, said police. According to police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos, two 15-year-olds and two … Continue reading

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Turkish Cypriots stage mass demonstration to protest wage cuts, economic policies

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Thousands of Turkish Cypriots in the north of divided Cyprus have peacefully protested what they say are unfair economic policies that are stifling them. Protesters banged drums and blew vuvuzelas at a rally in north Nicosia on … Continue reading

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Cyprus minister attacked after airline closure

Employees of Eurocypria attacked Finance Minister Charilaos Stavrakis both verbally and physically, accusing him of being responsible for the closing down of the airline. They shouted abuse at him and pushed him about before police moved in to flank him … Continue reading

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Building damaged in deportee protest

October 29 TWO dozen third-country nationals awaiting deportation in the Famagusta district caused damage to windows, security cameras and light switches as they protested against their lengthy detainment, police said yesterday. The incident happened at 2.25 pm on Wednesday at … Continue reading

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Thousands in north Nicosia demo

August 3, 2010 THOUSANDS of Turkish Cypriot civil servants and their supporters clashed with police in north Nicosia yet again yesterday as unions reiterated their opposition to what they say are Ankara’s plans to privatise the north’s public corporations.Carrying banners … Continue reading

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