TRNC News Today 20th October 2014
President Eroglu sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon
President Eroğlu asked the Secretary General to use his mission of good offices and facilitate the return of the Greek Cypriot side to the negotiation table without any preconditions, in order to reach a just, sustainable and negotiated solution.
Turkish Cypriot Municipalities Association participated in the General Assembly of the Council of Europe Local Administrations and Authorities Committee
Turkish Cypriot Municipalities Association participated in the General Assembly of the Council of Europe Local Administrations and Authorities Committee that took place between 13-16 October in Strasbourg.
President of the Turkish Cypriot Municipalities Association, the Mayor of Gönyeli Municipality – Ahmet Yalçın Benli, and Member of Board of Directors of Turkish Cypriot Municipalities Association the Mayor of Güzelyurt – Mahmut Özçınar represented the Association.
Mayors Benli and Özçınar made attempts for the effective application of the rights of Turkish Cypriots vested by the General Assembly decision no.340 of the Council of Europe.
Mayor Mehmet Harmanci: “Let’s make Lefkosa a peace model”
Mayor Harmanci, who gave an interview to the Greek Cypriot daily Haravgi, stated that he proposed to his Greek Cypriot counterpart Konstantinos Yorgacis the issue of joint cooperation programs which would affect the daily lives of both Turkish and Greek Cypriots and will make Lefkosa a peace and reconciliation model.
Mayor Harmancı stated that he met three times with his Greek Cypriot counterpart Yorgacis and besides their ideologic differences, they believed they could work on certain joint issues and gave the ‘Rally Cyprus’ as an example.
Harmanci pointed out that he and Yorgacis also discussed whether they can benefit from international financers for implementing a master plan concerning the buffer zone in Lefkosa.
“4th Lefkosa Marathon” took place yesterday
The revenue collected from the marathon will be used for the modification of Lefkosa Animal Shelter.
Speaker of TRNC Assembly – Sibel Siber who made a statement to the press before the marathon emphasized the importance of such organizations and thanked those who contributed.