TRNC News Today 27th August 2014

President Eroğlu will attend the handover ceremony

President Eroğlu will attend the handover ceremony which Recep Tayyip Erdoganwill be held on Thursday at Çankaya Mansion due to the 12th Turkish Republic President Erdoğan’s starting his duty.

According to the statement made by the Presidency, President Eroğlu will travel to Ankara at 07:50 on Thursday in order to be present at the ceremony.

 

Prime Minister Yorgancıoğlu received table tennis
groups from People’s Republic of China

Özkan Yorgancıoğlu 2Prime Minister Özkan Yorgancıoğlu received table tennis groups from the People’s Republic of China who arrived in the TRNC upon invitation of Girne Sports Union.

Speaking during the reception, the President of Girne Sports Union – Ahmet Aknar said that they organised the International Table Tennis Friendship Camp which started on 20 August in secret due to the embargoes and added that the aim of the camp is to give an opportunity to the youth of the country to learn table tennis from the experts.

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nami received ex and
new presidents of Civil Defense Organization

Minister of Foreign Affairs – Özdil Nami received the Ozdil Nami image 3President of Civil Defence Organization – Fırat Alakuş whose term of office has expired, and Fatih Yarımbaş who has been newly appointed to this position.

Speaking at the reception Foreign Minister Nami said that Civil Defence Organization carries out a very important duty and congratulated President of Civil Defence Organization – Fırat Alakuş who has served successfully for two years and also wished success to Fatih Yarımbaş who has been newly appointed to this position.

Özersay: “Factors of new phase were discussed”

Kudret Özersay 3Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Özersay said that a new phase will start in Cyprus negotiations and they discussed the factors of the new phase and evaluated different views during yesterday’s meeting of the negotiators.

Adding that the issues discussed yesterday will be submitted to the approval of the leaders during leaders’ meeting, Özersay said that if both leaders approve the new factors, bargaining will start. Moreover, Özersay added that they also exchanged views regarding the new Special Advisor on Cyprus yesterday. Regarding the statement of Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister Kiriakos Yerendopulos during his visit to the Greek Cypriot side that “Greek Cypriot side cannot make concessions so the Turkish Cypriot side should make concessions”, Özersay said that it is an unfortunate statement but we will continue our work considering that our main collocutor is the Greek Cypriot side.

TDP President Özyiğit met with the
Greek Cypriot Leader Anastasiades

President of the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) Cemal ÖzyiğitCemal Özyiğit met with the Greek Cypriot Leader Anastasiades.  Özyiğit recorded that a new phase will start after President Eroğlu and Nikos Anastasiades resume negotiations on 2nd September and said that they expect to reach a solution during this process.

Özyiğit : “As Cypriots, we are expecting a solution in the new process which shall start on 2nd September. We are struggling so that the agonies of the past will not be repeated and so that our children can look hopefully to the future and we are hopeful.”

Source: TRNC Public Information Office