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TRNC rally drivers dominate

Rally drivers from North Cyprus dominated an off-road race in Turkey, claiming the first and second place despite never having raced in snow before.

Serkan Bolçocuk and co-driver Murat Aşık, members of the Off-Road Association, were crowned the champions of the rally near Turkey’s north-eastern city of Kars, as part of its annual Sarıkamış Winter Games.

They were joined on the podium by Musa Ersoy and Mehmet Karza who completed the two-stage 26.5km course with the second fastest time. They were handed their trophies by Kars governor Günay Özdemir. A third TRNC team, Yusuf Hüdan and Hasan Reyhan, failed to make the grade after running into trouble in a forest section of the rally.

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At the age of ten Sophia moved from Sweden in 1998 and has since lived in several locations around the world including Spain, and has been residing in North Cyprus for four years now. Her educational background is in marketing, hotel management and real estate, and she now works as a real estate agent and is editor in chief for New Cyprus Magazine. If you any questions for Sophia, please write to: sophia@newcyprusmagazine.com.