Provided by the government to the citizens, Public Services in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) include such spheres as healthcare, education, public transportation, fire and police services, electricity and gas, water services, waste management.
Being a government-funded sector, public services are provided by state institutions for free (such as hospitals, schools, police department), thus guaranteed to be available for all the citizens regardless their social position or income.
Sometimes public services are provided by private sector (for example, private schools and clinics). But even if these are not publicly-provided, they are regulated by the TRNC government for social and political reasons.
In this section we are embracing the most essential public services in Turkish Cyprus, as well as some of the privately-owned services, taking into consideration that that all of them form an essential part of our everyday life.