‘True wealth’ of Cyprus

Cyprus Today - - FRONT PAGE - By KEREM HASAN

THE “as­tro­nom­i­cal” cost of air fares be­tween the UK and Er­can air­port could be cut by new routes from Lon­don to the TRNC and “touch­down” flights which mean there is no need for pas­sen­gers to dis­em­bark in Turkey, it was dis­closed this week.

Tourism and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Fikri Ataoğlu, who re­ceived a stern warn­ing over the cost of air travel from Turk­ish Cypriot civil groups in Lon­don this week, said the new ser­vices would be op­er­ated by Turk­ish Air­lines.

“I hope they will play a role in re­duc­ing air fares as a big ef­fort is be­ing made to pro­mote North Cyprus in­ter­na­tion­ally with a 20182021 strate­gic plan that is now in the pipe­line for the Girne and Bafra

Ioan­nou’s post had caused “great dis­tress and of­fence” to the Turk­ish Cypriot com­mu­nity.

“Tol­er­ance should not be shown to racist peo­ple who work in pub­lic po­si­tions be­cause they ex­ploit their po­si­tion and only serve to foster ha­tred,” he said.

“We are, how­ever, happy that En­field Coun­cil has taken the com­plaints se­ri­ously and that ac­tion is be­ing taken. We will wait to see the fi­nal out­come be­fore de­cid­ing what to do next.”

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