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The Greek Cypriots spent about 5 million Euros by credit cards for travelling to Turkey and entertainment and gambling in the TRNC, in 2015.

The Greek Cypriot daily Fileleftheros reported that according to the data obtained from JCC Company, the Greek Cypriots spent 1.2 million Euros for travelling to Turkey, 1.5 million Euros for gambling, and 2.3 million Euros for staying at hotels in the TRNC.

Reporting that totally the amount paid by credit cards was 5 million 158 thousand Euros for the hotels in the TRNC, for gambling and travelling to Turkey from Ercan, the newspaper noted that there was a small increase in spending in this category compared to 2014.

The newspaper also reported that when the amount spent in the same category in Turkey is also considered, the total amount spent reached to 8 million Euros.

The newspaper also noted that the Greek Cypriots spent 450,520 Euros for clothes and shoes by credit cards, 46,000 Euros for drugs in the health sector and 136,000 Euros for fuel.

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