TRNC News Today 20th October 2014

President Eroglu sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon

President Derviş Eroğlu sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon regarding the latest Dervis Eroglu (2)developments in Cyprus.

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 of Lefkosa Turkish Municipality – Mehmet Harmanci said Lefkosa Mehmet Hamancicould be a  peace and reconciliation model with joint cooperation programs.

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

Sibel Siber 3“4th  Lefkosa Marathon” was organized at 3 different categories this year, the categories were 4, 8 and 21 kms.

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.

 

Source: TRNC Public Information Office