June 8, 2023

World Bank experts met with the Negotiators and their delegations

Two experts from the World Bank met with Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Özdil Nami and the Greek Cypriot Negotiator Andreas Mavroyannis. They discussed economic matters, in a meeting which was also attended by members of the Economy and Property Committee.

Mavroyiannis and Nami

Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu stated that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank technical committees are carrying out technical studies to prepare for the economic implications of the negotiations process. Burcu explained that these studies are based on the data provided by both sides, and added: “in light of this data, both parties have shared their analysis.”

Savvidu: “Turkish Cypriot children face problems regarding citizenship application”

Greek Cypriot Ombudswoman Eliza Savvidu said that human rights are regularly violated in Cyprus, with the main issues being: domestic violence, police violence, and the rights of refugees. She added that the difficulties faced by Turkish Cypriot children during the citizenship application are human rights violations too.

Eliza Savvidu

She explained that investigations about the Turkish Cypriot children wishing to obtain citizenship are often delayed. She concluded that a more practical procedure ought to be implemented to confer citizenship to these people.

Stressing that in South Cyprus, human trafficking continues to be one of the most serious types of human rights violation, Savvidu said: “human trafficking is a crime which is continuously changing. It often involves sexual abuse, exploitation, sale of children for adoption purposes, organ trafficking, forced marriage, begging, and so on”.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office –

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