Akıncı called extraordinary Cabinet Meeting on Traffic Issues

Akıncı called extraordinary

Cabinet Meeting on Traffic Issues

President Mustafa Akıncı has called for an extraordinary cabinet meeting to discuss the issue of traffic following last Tuesday’s tragic traffic accident which claimed the lives of three people.


Akıncı was chairing the meeting that took place at the Prime Ministry yesterday at 4pm.

Urgent measures to improve traffic safety in the TRNC were among the issues discussed during the meeting.

Two 16-year-old girls and a 57-year-old bus driver were killed on Tuesday when the bus they were travelling in on the Girne-Değirmenlik road slammed into a truck that had veered into their lane.

The truck driver has since been arrested.

Yesterday morning, President Mustafa Akıncı visited the students injured in the crash who are currently being treated at the Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital, wishing them a speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, pupils from various secondary schools gathered outside the Prime Ministry yesterday morning to call on the government to step down in the wake of the crash.

Students held up banners and placards reading slogans such as ‘Rebuild the road, don’t let them be graves’ and ‘Students shouldn’t travel to school in the dark’ during the demonstration.

Source: BRT World News

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  1. It’s about time they changed the laws on using mobile phones too- it’s a disgrace how many times we’ve seen drivers using their phones whilst driving in these already treacherous conditions. Come on get it sorted!