First direct flight touches
down in TRNC [Northern Cyprus]
Azerbaijan taking steps to
penetrate the embargo Imposed on the Turkish Republic of Northern
Cyprus (TRNC), undertook its first direct flight to Ercan Airport.
As a result of Turkey's initiatives and within the framework
of Azerbaijan's efforts to develop relations with us, a second
delegation of Azerbaijani businessmen, artists and journalists
arrived at Ercan Airport, directly from Haydar Aliyev Airport in
Baku on a plane belonging to a private airlines company Imair.
In a joint press conference at Ercan Airport with the
Chairman of Azerbaijan – Turkey Businessmen Union Ahmet Erentok, the
Undersecretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Zeki Gazioglu
stating that the direct flight of the delegation headed by
Azerbaijan - Turkey Businessman Union from Azerbaijan was an
important event, he said the delegation would explore the
cooperation opportunities between the two countries in the fields of
trade economy and tourism.
For his part, Erentok pointing
out that they were experiencing a historical and emotional night,
said after 31 years, apart from the Turkish planes, for the first
time, a plane having a flag of a different country landed at the
Ercan Airport. Erentok also expressed his pleasure that this plane
was from Azerbaijan. Stating that their 3-day visit and they would
sign around 8 cooperation protocols, and bilateral agreements would
improve the relations between the two countries.
North Cyprus Tourism
Ads ban on London Transport ruled unlawful
An earlier ban by
the London Transport Authority on adverts posted on buses, tubes,
trains and other sites advertising tourism in North Cyprus was ruled
unlawful and irrational by Britain’s Supreme Court.
at a press conference following the outcome, Minister of Economy and
Tourism Kemal Deniz said that the decision to lift the ban on
posters advertising tourism in North Cyprus was partly the result of
the changing attitude of the international community towards the
Turkish Cypriot people.
Explaining that the ban was put into
force after a complaint field by Brian Coleman-the chairman of the
Greater London Assembly on grounds that the advertisements for
Northern Cyprus caused wide-spread offence to some members of the
public, Mr, Deniz said that the government had decided to take the
London Transport Authority to court to reverse the decision as it
was a violation of the basic right to freedom of expression.
Advisers to US Congressmen visit North Cyprus A delegation
of 7 advisers to US Congressmen arrived at Ercan Airport last month
as guest of the Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry.
Welcoming the delegation, the Chamber President Salih Tunar
said the American delegation was invited to North Cyprus to provide
first hand information on the Cyprus issue, and - for them - to get
a chance of better understanding the realities about Cyprus, and
grasping "what the Cyprus problem is