TRNC News 23rd March 2016 – USA donates 250,000 USD to CMP

TRNC News Today 23rd March 2016


United States of America donates 250,000 USD to CMP

United States of America donated 250,000 USD to the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP).


According to the statement of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP), the contribution was provided through the UNDP-Action for Cooperation and Trust (ACT) Program. This brought the United States financial assistance to the CMP to a total of 724,800 USD over the past ten years.

This donation to the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus will contribute to the Committee’s goal of identifying and returning as many remains of missing individuals as possible in order to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years.

So far, 632 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for a dignified burial.

Turkish and Greek Cypriot Journalists to discuss their problems

The Union of Cyprus Journalists (UCJ) in South Cyprus, Turkish Cypriot Press Workers Trade Union (Basın-Sen) and Cyprus Turkish Journalists Union (CTJU) will host a panel discussion themed – the problem of Turkish and Greek Cypriot Journalists.

Journalists panel

The Panel will be held at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia on Monday, 28 March 2016.

According to the joint statement of the three unions; professional problems of journalists, working conditions, freedom of thought and expression, access to information source, the ownership structure of press and publication organisations will be discussed within the framework of the panel.

Obstacles from the Greek Cypriot Foreign Ministry to GAU Sri Lanka Campus

The Founding Rector of Girne American University and the Head of the Board of Directors Serhat Akpınar stated that GAU’s Sri Lanka campus whose formation stage has been completed, has been tried to be prevented by the Greek Cypriot Foreign Ministry.

Serhat Akpinar

In his statement Akpınar stated that the ongoing process of the GAU Global Campus formation program with Sri Lanka Metropolitan College has been completed, and GAU is facing serious obstacles from the Sri Lanka Region Consulate with the instruction of the Greek Cypriot Foreign Ministry.

Akpınar also indicated that GAU’s investment partner asked them to leave the partnership of the Sri Lanka Campus formation process rapidly.

“Young Researcher Award” was given to Dr.Özad in Dubai

One of the doctors of Near East University Hospital, Ülvan Özad was granted Young Researcher Award in Dubai.

Ulvan Ozad

Özad attended the 11th International Healthcare and Biological Research Conference that was held in Dubai with the project of injecting “artificial circulation system” into chickens without using living experimental animals.

By the MicroNEU method which was designed by Ülvan Özad and was developed by the three-dimensional printers in Near East University Innovation Centre, using living experimental animals at microsurgery will not be necessary and this will reduce the price of synthetic microsurgery models approximately 50 times.

The scientific article related to the Award will be published in the academic journal named International Journal of Health and Life Sciences in the coming days.

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