Ministry of National Education and Culture criticises Greek Cypriot ‘sabotage’ of Children’s Festival

The Ministry of National Education and Culture has condemned the Greek Cypriot Administration for preventing children who came to the island via South Cyprus from attending the 19th International Children’s Festival in the TRNC.

A statement issued by the Ministry stated, “It was difficult to understand efforts to sabotage such a meaningful and important day dedicated to children all around the world without discrimination of language, religion, colour and race, with narrow-minded attitudes.”

The statement mentioned that the Greek Cypriot Administration uses every platform or event to exhibit its intolerance, anger and prejudice towards Turkish Cypriots. It added that this should be understood by the world, and that a necessary response should be given as soon as possible.

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu holds meetings in the Gulf Countries

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has travelled to the Sultanate of Oman within the framework of his contact programme in Gulf countries.

During his visit, Ertuğruloğlu met with the Secretary General of the Islamic Cooperation Organization and the President of the Islamic Development Bank and the Executive Director of the Islamic Solidarity Fund in Jeddah.

Ertuğruloğlu also visited the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Muscat and met with Muscat Ambassador Ersan. The development of the TRNC’s activities in Oman, especially around promoting the tourism, trade and higher education in the TRNC, were discussed at the meeting.

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu further visited the TRNC Muscat Representative Office as part of his visit to Oman and received a briefing about the work of the representative office.

In the meantime, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustafa Lakadamyalı also met with the Muscat Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ahmet Al Dheeb.

The development of the relationship and cooperation between the TRNC and Oman in trade and tourism were discussed at the meeting

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu hopes referendum outcome “leads Turkey to a stronger regional and international position”

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has expressed his hopes that the outcome of the referendum in Turkey in favour of constitutional change will lead Turkey to a stronger position, both in the region and in the international arena.

Stating that the outcome of the referendum would also have positive ramifications in the country, Ertuğruloğlu expressed his wish that the constitutional change in Turkey would set an example for the TRNC in terms of the Presidential system.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office –

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