Turkish-Cypriot Unions Strike
Thirty-four Turkish-Cypriot unions have gone on general strike in protest against the administration's new financial measures, which include a new tax on those who earn more than 3000 turkish lira per month, according to Turkish-Cypriot news sources.
The unions also oppose the new partnership between the Turkish-Cypriot National Airlines (KTHY) and Atlas Jet. KTHY was on the verge of bankruptcy when it joined forces with Turkey's Atlas Jet.
The unions said that the National Unity Party led by Dervis Eroglu was 'unauthorised.' The strike ends at 2.30pm today and is set to continue for an indefinite period, warned the unions.
The Turkish-Cypriot administration is attempting to cover a 500 million turkish lira deficit (254 million euros), said a spokesman.