TRNC News Today 28th May 2014

Extreme rightists are on the rise in the Greek side

As a result of the EP elections held last Sunday in South Cyprus it has become clear that the extreme rightists are on the rise.

According to the Greek Cypriot press the votes obtainedELAM by the Greek political parties at the EP elections depicts that all parties lost power including DISI compared to the votes in 2009.

Evaluating that the sole winner of the recent elections is the extreme rightists ‘National People’s Front’ ELAM, the newspapers said that ELAM who got only 663 votes in 2009 elections got 6,957 votes and increased their rate of votes by 949%.

ELAM also demanded participation at the National Council. On the other hand ELAM got most of the votes from the villages.

In another article it has been indicated that if the elections held last Sunday were the parliamentary elections then ELAM would take part at the Assembly.

Chancellor Zeka Bey will be commemorated today

Chancellor Zeka Bey who became internationally ECHR logoknown due to his duty at the European Court of Human Rights will be commemorated today. Various ceremonies will be held on the 29th anniversary of the death of the Turkish Cypriot jurist Zeka Bey today (28th May).

Zeka Bey who is the most famous jurist in Cyprus worked as the judge of the European Court of Human Rights from 1961 until his death in 1984. He also took office at the Kavanin Assembly and the Turkish Affairs Commission.

Türk-Sen has participated in the General Council of the Confederation of World Workers Association

Türk-Sen has participated in the General Council of the Confederation Arslan Bıçaklı (Turk-Sen)of World Workers Association (ITUC) organized in Berlin.

According to the information given by the President of Türk-Sen Arslan Bıçaklı, Türk-Sen has been represented by the President Arslan Bıçaklı and Foreign Affairs and Education Secretary Saffet Aşıksoy who also voted.

At the General Council in which 325 syndicates from 161 countries representing 176 million members participated, a draft resolution which supports the peace negotiations in Cyprus has been submitted by Türk-Sen, SEK and DEOK and this draft has been accepted unanimously by the General Council and thus ITUC has contributed to the peace process.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office