TRNC News 23rd November 2018


  1. Yıldırım warns oil firms against drilling around Cyprus …
  2. Çeler to participate in International Women and Justice Summit …

Yıldırım warns oil firms against drilling around Cyprus

On Thursday (22nd November) Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Binali Yildirim warned oil companies against any activities around Cyprus before an agreement is reached between the two sides.

Speaking at an event organised by Dokuz Eylül University, Binali Yildirim stressed that an agreement must be reached between the TRNC and Greek Cypriot administration before any natural resources around the island of Cyprus, including its exclusive economic zone, could be extracted. Yıldırım added that the Greek Cypriot Administration’s unilateral steps are not acceptable and also contrary to international law.

“This is a breaking point,” he said, adding that large oil companies drilling in the area must “watch their step”.

Yildirim stressed that Turkey would not refrain from immediately responding to any attempts against its own or the TRNC’s interests in the region.

Çeler to participate in International Women and Justice Summit

Labour and Social Security Minister Zeki Çeler is attending the 3rd International Women and Justice Summit which is being held in İstanbul by Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in cooperation with the Turkish Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services.

The main theme of the summit this year is ‘Family Empowerment’ and a number of international leaders, academics, researchers, journalists, businesses and non-governmental organizations, in addition to ministers or officials of Family and Social Policies Ministries from different countries, will be participating in the summit which will be on 23-24 November 2018.

Minister Çeler will be giving a speech at the session of leaders in which ‘The Importance of Family in a Globalized World: Primary Policies and Practices’ will be discussed.

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