TRNC news headlines, 29 Aug 2012

SUSPECTS WERE TAKEN TO THE COURT

Last week, 7 Syrian immigrants lost their lives off the coast of Karpaz Peninsula as a result of sinking of their boat.

Yunus Gulduran, Niyazi Korkmaz, Mustafa Korkmaz and Abdullah Temiz, belived to be part of human smuggling and caused death of Syrians, two of them children, were taken to Gazimagusa District Court yesterday.

Gazimagusa District Court’s Judge for Criminal Cases, Hale Ahmet Rasit noticed to the importance of their fault and decided to arrest suspects for 8 days under police supervision. Rasit also gave order for check-up of Niyazi Kokmaz and Mustafa Korkmaz.

Moreover, it was stated that police is continuing it’s investigation and one more person is being searched for the incident.

TURKISH CYPRIOT LANDS CAUSING PROBLEMS IN SOUTH

It was reported in the Greek Cypriot Newspaper Politis that a Turkish Cypriot land which was alloted to a Greek Cypriot from Akantu in Mari was taken back by others because it was sold by it’s Turkish Cypriot owner.

According to the newspaper, the Turkish Cypriot land is in use of the Greek Cypriot settler since 1978 and he was doing agriculture on that land however one day he found bulldozers in his land and when he went to Larnaca Turkish Cypriot Lands Administration Office he was send to Police but non of the authorities could solve his problem and it is still unknown how and who will solve this kind of problems.

“THE NUMBER OF WORKERS IN CONSTRUCTION SECTOR IS 8 THOUSANDS”

TRNC Labour and Social Security Ministry made a statement about the workers working in construction sector and stated that the expressions that “11,500 illegal workers work in construction sector is not based on scientific data” and added that “there are 8,000 workers who work legally in this sector”.

The Ministry pointed out that in the controls made in last 6 months, total 403 illegal workers, including 100 in construction sector, were determined and penalty around 1,5 million tl was imposed on them.

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