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Turkish Cypriot election date set

Turkish Cypriots will go to the polls on April 19 to elect a new leader, it was announced on Monday.

The campaign will begin on March 24, with nominations being submitted on March 13. Political parties have until March 10 to decide on their candidates.

Election polls will be banned after April 4 and campaigning ends on the evening of April 18.

The candidates so far are: Dervis Eroglu, the current Turkish Cypriot leader, Sibel Siber, Mustafa Akinci, Kudret Ozersay and Mustafa Onouner.

It was also announced that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu would be paying a visit to the north on Wednesday.

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