The Republican Turkish Party (CTP) MP Armağan Candan and the National Unity Party (UBP) MP Ersan Saner attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) sessions, on behalf of the TRNC Assembly on 25-29 June 2018 in Strasbourg.

CTP Deputy Armağan Candan delivered a speech in the session at which the report entitled “Deliberate destruction and illegal trafficking of cultural heritage” was discussed and stated that the world’s cultural heritage belongs to the whole of humanity and its protection should be a common goal. Underlining that all cultural properties on the island of Cyprus are the common heritage of all mankind, especially Turkish Cypriots, Greek Cypriots, Maronites, Armenians, and Latins, Candan said that the intentional destruction and smuggling of items of cultural and historical significance must be condemned.

Alongside the PACE sessions, MP Ersan Saner and MP Armağan Candan also attended the meetings of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons.