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Joint Birthday Celebration in aid of Tulips
By Margaret Sheard
A joint birthday party was organised by Carol Benson and Linda Walls which, as well as their own celebrations, was to be in aid of Tulips/Help Those with Cancer Association. As Carol and Linda’s birthdays are only 10 days apart they decided to have their birthday party together on Monday 21st April at The Angel of the North in…
The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Fundraising Coffee Morning in Karmaman (Karmi)
by Ralph Kratzer
Last Saturday I was invited to an event organized by the ladies of the TFR / Karaman Village Cemetery Working Group which was held in aid of the Cemetery Chapel restoration.
The Coffee Morning at the home of our member Christa Bealing attracted many visitors. There was coffee and tea as well…
TRNC News Today – 22nd April 2014 Talat: “Unfortunately there is a lot of negativity at the newly started negotiation process”
2nd President Mehmet Ali Talat has said: “Unfortunately there is a lot of negativity at the newly started negotiation process.”In other words the fact that the Greek Cypriots don’t have much to gain from a solution due to their EU and UN memberships causes difficulties…
By Chris Elliott
For those British Citizens living in North Cyprus or where ever, the temptation to visit and see the wonders of Turkey are so well worth the journey but they should remember that an entry visa is required and this is now obtained online as an E-visa.
We are showing below the details concerning entry visas to Turkey published on the British Government Website under Foreign travel advice and to read this and more on this website click here.
British nationals need a visa to enter Turkey, except for cruise ship passengers with ‘British Citizen’ passports entering the country for a day trip, remaining in the port of embarkation and returning to the ship the same day.
You can get an e-Visa online before you travel through the official e-Visa website. An e-visa costs $20 and you can pay using a credit or debit card. You can apply up to 3 months in advance of your travel date.
Some unauthorised websites may charge for information about e-Visas, and for submitting applications. These websites are not endorsed by or associated with the Turkish government. Be wary of such sites and businesses, particularly those that seek additional fees for other services.
In case of problems with the computer systems at the Turkish port of entry, print off and carry a paper copy of your e-Visa, or make sure you have an electronic copy on a smart phone or other device to show to the immigration officer.
Until further notice British citizens can get a multiple entry visitor visa, valid for 90 days, on arrival at any port of entry on payment of £20 in cash (Scottish and Northern Irish currency is not accepted). However, the visa on arrival service is likely to be phased out at some point in the near future (11th April 2014). To avoid possible problems or delays at the Turkish border, or when boarding your flight in the UK, get an e-Visa before you travel.
At Istanbul Ataturk airport (and possibly at other airports) there will be self service e-Visa kiosks and wi-fi areas where visitors can apply for an e-Visa on arrival using their own smart devices.
You can also apply for a visa before you travel from the Turkish Consulate General in London.
If you don’t have a ‘British Citizen’ passport, but hold a different type of British nationality (eg BN(O), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject), check visa requirements with the Turkish Consulate General before you travel.
Make sure your passport has a blank page for the visa stamp. If it does not, the Turkish authorities will issue an ‘Entry-Exit form’ and put your entry-exit stamp on there. You should carry this form with you in Turkey and present it to the border officers when you leave.
Turkish visit visas issued on arrival are valid for multiple stays up to a maximum of 90 days in a 180 day period. Up to 31 January 2012, the Turkish immigration authorities operated a flexible interpretation of this requirement whereby visitors could leave after 90 days, and immediately re-enter for a further 90 day period. The rules are now fully enforced, and you will only be able to stay in Turkey for a total of 90 days in any period of 180 days.
If you plan to remain in Turkey for a period of more than 90 days, you should either apply for a longer stay visa before you travel, or get a residence permit from the local authorities in Turkey before your 90 day stay has elapsed. If you exceed the 90 day limit, you may be fined, deported and banned from re-entering the country.
If you are entering Turkey via the Bulgarian border crossing, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing area. Some British nationals have got a visa but not had their passport stamped. In some cases, this has resulted in detention and deportation for illegal entry.
Working illegally without the correct visa and work permit could result in deportation from Turkey, a fine and a ban on re-entering. You may be held in a detention centre awaiting deportation and are unlikely to be able to collect your belongings before departure.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Turkey and have at least 3 months validity from the date you are leaving Turkey.
Travelling with children
If you are leaving Turkey with a child who is a dual British-Turkish national, you may be asked to show the Turkish immigration authorities evidence that the Turkish parent has given permission for the child to travel.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Turkey within the dates printed on the document.
To read the visa requirements as seen on the Turkish Foreign Affairs website please click here
Turkey - New entry visa requirements for British Nationals Turkey entry visas for British Nationals By Chris Elliott For those British Citizens living in North Cyprus or where ever, the temptation to visit and see the wonders of Turkey are so well worth the journey but they should remember that an entry visa is required and this is now obtained online as an E-visa.
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The two negotiators in the peace process will head to South Africa next week to hear how seemingly insurmountable obstacles were overcome through difficult negotiations, which ended apartheid and introduced democracy to the country of 51 million people.
Mavroyannis – Özersay
Andreas Mavroyiannis and Kudret Ozersay, along with members of…
By Engin Dervişağa
Nursel, together with some friends, decided to mount a campaign called A Bundle of Hair to help ladies who have cancer by encouraging other ladies to donate 30cm of their hair or give unwanted hair extensions from which wigs are made and so far 23 wigs have been made for those ladies who have had cancer which is a wonderful story.
Do tune into Vox Pop to learn more of Nursel’s wonderful project on BRT2 Live on Wednesday 23rd of April at 11.00am, This show will be repeated on Sunday the 27th April at 10.30am so do please tell your friends and we hope you will join us for this great show.
For Radio Lovers do also tune in and join me on BRT Radio on Saturday at 19.00pm for my programme Top Twenty which is compiled by DJ Bora and this show is repeated on Sunday at 15.00pm. We are transmitting this on 6.150 MH/z. Short-wave, 87.8 and 105 FM Stereo. You can also tune in to live streaming of this radio show on your PC by clicking here.Vox Pop on BRT Television 23/04/2014 - Nursel Oztekin and A Bundle of Hair VOX POP tête-à-tête Nursel Öztekin and A Bundle of Hair By Engin Dervişağa This week on my Vox Pop programme on BRT2 TV I will be bringing you an interview with Nursel Öztekin a hair and makeup artist a…