Tourism and Environment Minister Fikri Ataoğlu heard a very sad story from his daughter of the plight of 12 year old Yusuf who could not continue receiving education in the TRNC as he was not a citizen in his mother’s homeland. 

As Yusuf’s mother was not allowed to work he tried to earn money by selling flowers in the streets.

Minister Ataoglu was very affected when he heard this news and started to investigate the matter immediately and took action by contacting the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education.

There is a happy ending to this sad story and Tourism and Environment Minister Fikri Ataoğlu was both delighted and emotional when he received news that little Yusuf was now to receive education in the TRNC.