Özgürgün: “A strong motherland means a strong TRNC”


Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün has said that that a strong motherland means a strong TRNC.

Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün, who received Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım yesterday 9th March, said that the partnership between Turkey and the TRNC is not only a relationship between governments, but a bond of communion between two countries spanning a very long period.

Özgürgün explained that the Enosis decision of the Greek Cypriot Parliament indicates that the attitude of the Greek Cypriot side has not changed in sixty years. He added that the Turkish Cypriots have always sought a solution as it had been outlined in the Annan Plan, but that the Greek Cypriots had “dynamited” a potential agreement with the decision to mark Enosis in schools.

Pointing out that many projects have been carried out so far with motherland Turkey in the fields of education, tourism, and bilateral agreements, including the water agreement, Prime Minister Özgürgün said that the TRNC would like the water from Turkey to became “water of peace” on the island.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün will travel to İstanbul later today 10th March at the invitation of Aydın University, to give a lecture about the Cyprus issue.

 Source: TRNC Public Information Office – click here