TRNC News Today 23rd July 2014

News: Foreign Minister Nami:
“Past convergences should be respected”…

News: TRNC declares three days national mourning…

News: Alaminyo martyrs commemorated…

Foreign Minister Nami: “Past convergences should be respected”

Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami received authorities of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Industry, Turkish Cypriot Businessmen Association and Turkish Cypriot Young Ozdil Nami image 3Businessmen Association in his office yesterday.

In his reception, FM Nami informed the authorities of non-governmental organisations about the negotiation process. Nami stressed that views of non-governmental organisations are extremely important.

Pointing out that especially the joint statement is a big success, Nami reminded that the joint statement was supported by political parties, non-governmental organisations, chambers and religious leaders in both sides of the island.

Moreover, Nami stressed that if Greek Cypriots respected past convergences and considered the joint statement as a ground, it would be possible to reach a positive stage on the Cyprus problem in a matter of months not years but at this stage, they do not respect past convergences that is why the negotiation process is in difficulty.

Adding that they will work together with non-governmental organisations to improve the process, Nami said that he will also meet with Labour Organisations and Unions to inform them about the current negotiation process.

TRNC declares three days national mourning

Three days national mourning was declared in the Gaza bombingTurkish Republic of Northern Cyprus yesterday to condemn Israel’s massacre towards Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

TRNC Prime Ministry announced that flags of all official institutions and organisations will be flown at half mast until sunset on Thursday 24 July, to condemn Israel’s massacre and to show solidarity of the Turkish Cypriot people with Palestinian people.

Alaminyo martyrs commemorated

Alaminyo Martyrs who were living in Alaminyo village of Larnaca and Flagbecame martyrs during the 1974 Peace Operation were commemorated on the 40th Anniversary of their death.

Moreover, another commemoration ceremony was held in front of Alaminyo Martyrs Memorial in Değirmenlik village for those who became martyrs while performing their duties in Geçitkale Troop’s Alaminyo Team.

During the commemoration ceremony, 20 martyrs of the village including martyrs of 1967 were commemorated.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office