1. Erdoğan: “We are decisive in the Mediterranean” …
  2. Burcu: “Equivalent of political equality is active participation in decisions” …
  3. Özersay informed guest media members …
  4. Özersay gives a dinner in honour of CTFF and TCFF …
  5. The 2018 General Assembly of the World Association of Press Councils (WAPC) began …
  6. “Republic Exhibition” opens on Friday (16 November, 2018) …
  7. The ‘8th International Republic Classic Car Rally’ to be held …

Erdoğan: “We are decisive in the Mediterranean”

President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a statement regarding the drilling activities and said that the ‘Exxon’ company seems to have an attitude such as :  ‘Do not enter into that zone but do whatever you want outside of that zone’.

Erdoğan added: “There are two drilling vessels and two seismic vessels. One of these vessels will explore in the Eastern Mediterranean and the other one in the Black Sea. Seismic vessels are already working. We will continue our way decisively. We express our view to our friends. Mutual trust can be established in this way”.

Burcu: “Equivalent of political equality is active participation in decisions”

Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu stated that a federal solution to be reached should be based on political equality. Burcu added that equivalent of political equality is active participation in the decisions in the areas where there is no numerical equality.

Pointing out that being opposed to this basic reality is equivalent to being opposed to a federal solution and political equality, Burcu expressed that the Greek Cypriot Administration should acknowledge these realities and share them with their own people honestly.

Özersay informed guest media members

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay gave a briefing to guest media members at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Özersay received 17 foreign media members who came from 14 different countries within the framework of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the TRNC and he also informed   them regarding the latest developments on the Cyprus issue, hydrocarbon resources, the Turkish Cypriot position and the future of the mission of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

Özersay also answered the questions of the foreign media members following the briefing.

Özersay gives a dinner in honour of CTFF and TCFF

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay gave a dinner in honour of the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation (CTFF) U21 and Turkish Community Football Federation in the UK (TCFF) U21 who will compete at the organization of “Republic Cup of 2018” under the auspices of the TRNC Foreign Ministry.

In his speech during the dinner, Özersay said that as the government, in respect of the project of the Turkish Cypriots living abroad, they always support the Turkish Cypriot youth to visit our country within the context of different activities, and will also continue to give support. Özersay congratulated the authorities of the Turkish Community Football Federation in the UK for their work which contributes to the Turkish Cypriots living in UK to meet and act with a soul of solidarity and also expressed his pleasure for their being in the TRNC within the context of 35th Anniversary of the Establishment of the TRNC.

The 2018 General Assembly of the World Association of Press Councils (WAPC) began

The 2018 General Assembly of the World Association of Press Councils started yesterday (13th November) with the opening ceremony at Lords Palace Hotel in Girne.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, WAPC President Assoc. Dr. Şule Aker stated that the association, which is an international organization with members from 25 countries, works for the purpose of spreading, implementing and strengthening the freedom of the press and added that the issue of compliance with press ethics and principles of internet broadcasting will be discussed at the General Assembly meeting.

Reminding that members of the press are working in very difficult conditions all over the world, Aker stressed the importance of cooperation between press councils.

Mentioning that the mission of the Union is to spread and strengthen ‘free press’ implementations which is one of the fundamental elements of democracies, Aker said that the media and press members were responsible for performing their duties in compliance with the ethical principles of the press, as well as to contribute to the proper use of news and the internet.

Pointing out that the importance of working cooperatively with the press organizations all over the world, the First Vice-President of the WAPC Kishor Shresta stated that the council made a significant contribution for this.

“Republic Exhibition” opens on Friday (16 November, 2018)

The Republic Exhibition which consists of 103 artworks of 38 painters from the Near East University will be opened on Friday,16 November 2018 at the Art Centre affiliated to the Near East University Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts.

The “Exhibition of Republic Day” will be opened by Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, President of the Board of Trustees of Near East University at 10:30am.

According to the press information provided by Near East University, Press and Public Relations Directorate, the exhibition was organized within the scope of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

The ‘8th International Republic Classic Car Rally’ to be held

8th International Republic Classic Car Rally is to be held on Sunday (18 November, 2018).

North Cyprus Classic and Sports Automobile Club Chairman Argun Paralik stated that as well as the TRNC, Turkey and some teams from Germany will attend the rally which is being held to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the TRNC.

The rally, which is being organized by North Cyprus Classic and Sports Automobile Club and under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will start in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 10.00am and will end at the rally sponsor, the Olive Tree Hotel.