TRNC News Today 26th December 2014
Siber: “One day we shall be part of international community with our own identity”
Recording that close history of Turkish Cypriot People is full of agony and struggle, the Speaker of the Assembly Sibel Siber said: “We lost many people for this cause, and lived through agonies and migrations. You can better understand the meaning of war, how painful it is, by asking the children, wife, brother and close relatives of a father who had been missing during a war.”
Speaking at a ceremony organized within the framework of 21-25 December National Struggle and Martyrs Week, Sibel Siber stressed that such days are for solidarity, commemoration of the past and raising hopes. Siber “Not giving a people the right to live democratically in their own land with their own identity in this modern era, preferring war to compromise… We lived through this. Our struggle was this. We do not want to live war and the past agonies again. We aim at moving towards better days and we believe in this.”
Recording that Turkish Cypriots are self confident and peaceful people, the Speaker of the Assembly Siber said: “One day we shall be part of the international community with our own identity. Our struggle through this direction will be crowned. Therefore we say ‘solution’ and ‘peace’.”
Mayor of Lefkosa Harmancı attends Intelligent Cities and Innovation Summit
It was stated that about 200 Mayors from 26 countries attended the ‘Intelligent Cities and Innovation Summit’ which was organized by the World Academy for Local Government and Democracy (WALD) with the support of the Association of Municipalities in Turkey (TBB).
During the summit, Harmancı met with Tehran Municipality’s Vice General Director of Foreign Relations, Goshtasb Mozaferi. Mozaferi invited Lefkoşa Turkish Municipality to ‘Culture Summit’ to be organized in Tehran in 2015 by UCLG-MEWA.
In his speech at the Board of Directors and Joint Council Meeting, Harmancı said that they want to take an active part in the Project of Children Friendly Poems, in the Gender Equality Committee and the Committee of Establishing Peace and City Diplomacy, to be formed within the body of UCLG-MEWA.
Municipality of Iskele organized activities for Noel
The Municipality of Iskele organized activities for Noel for the foreigners residing in the region. Speaking at the activity held for the benefit of Cancer Association, Mayor of Iskele Municipality Hasan Sadıkoğlu said that the foreigners living in the region are adapted to Iskele and such activities created awareness to cancer and thanked for the interest shown in the association.