The programme for the Peace and Freedom Day celebrations on the 20th July has been changed due to the attempted coup in Turkey last Friday.

As a result, the public reception which was to be given by President Mustafa Akıncı on 20 July at 20.00 and the dinners which were to be hosted by Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün and the Speaker of the Assembly Sibel Siber in honour of official guests, have been cancelled.

Peace and Freedom Day Parade

The show entitled “It was a call to peace” which was to be held at Girne Castle tonight (18th July) has been called off while the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Janissary Band concert will not go ahead at the Dawn Watch on Tuesday night, 19 July.

The Youth Department’s folk dance show, the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Janissary Band show and the civil and military aircraft parade have all been removed from the official programme of the Lefkoşa parade on Wednesday 20 July.

The Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Janissary Band and the Turkish Stars show which was to take place in Girne on 20 July has also been cancelled.

Source – TRNC Public Information Office