President Mustafa Akıncı has sent letters to the presidents of member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), where the TRNC is an observer member, requesting support for the efforts to lift the embargoes on the TRNC and end its isolation.

In his letters, President Akıncı informed the presidents about the current situation on the island following the Cyprus Conference in Crans-Montana last July, and asked the OIC member states to support the TRNC’s efforts to end the unfair isolations imposed on Turkish Cypriots, who have clearly demonstrated their will to reach a settlement.

He also stressed that since he took on the role of President, the Turkish Cypriot side has always shown a constructive and result-oriented attitude in the Cyprus talks, and explained in detail the reasons why the Cyprus conference in Crans-Montana failed.

He also noted that in the 2004 referendum, 76 percent of Greek Cypriots voted against the UN solution plan and added that the Greek Cypriot leader did not show the necessary political will during the Crans-Montana summit.

Racist attacks against Turkish Cypriots in the south continue

The racist attacks against Turkish Cypriots in the Greek Cypriot side continue.

A Turkish Cypriot taxi driver, who picked up a group of British tourists from Larnaca Airport in the Greek Cypriot side of the island and was taking them to Northern Cyprus, was attacked by a group of Greek Cypriot fanatics.

Turkish Cypriot taxi driver Aziz Canaş went through a horrible situation as his taxi was damaged by Greek Cypriot fanatics in front of the Greek Cypriot sports club Apoel while driving the group of British tourists at 1:00 yesterday morning (24th August).

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. The driver said that the assailants tried to open the doors of the taxi but failed because they were locked.

Later, Aziz Canaş reported the incident to a Greek Cypriot police officer, who said that they would investigate the matter, although he didn’t seem to approach the incident seriously as has happened with similar events in the past.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office –

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