- Spehar to meet with leaders today ….
- Çavuşoğlu: “Turkey will always protect the rights of the TRNC and the Turkish Cypriots” ….
- TRNC Tourism being promoted in Holland ….
Spehar to meet with leaders today
The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus and the Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Elizabeth Spehar, will be holding separate meetings with the two leaders ahead of her visit to New York where she will be briefing the United Nations Security Council.
Spehar will be received by President Mustafa Akıncı in the afternoon.
Çavuşoğlu: “Turkey will always protect the rights of the TRNC and the Turkish Cypriots”
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu answered questions about the agenda on an NTV live broadcast.
Making evaluations on the oil and natural gas exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Çavuşoğlu stated that there are natural gas and oil reserves around the island and both the Turkish Cypriot and the Greek Cypriot people have the right to these resources.
Çavuşoğlu also stressed that Turkey wishes to guarantee the rights of the Turkish Cypriot people and Turkey’s demands are legitimate and no one should suffer.
Concerning discussions about the establishment of a Turkish naval base in Cyprus, Çavuşoğlu said “Turkey’s attitude is that it will always protect the rights of the TRNC and the Turkish Cypriots. In this respect, in terms of security and guarantees, we also remind them that as soon as possible they should wake up and give up the dream of zero guarantee, zero security, and zero troops. The Turkish Ministry of National Defence, the General Staff, and the Air Force work together and discuss the bases and troops in the TRNC”.
TRNC Tourism being promoted in Holland
The TRNC Tourism and Environment Ministry is promoting the country at the Vakantiebeurs 2019 Tourism Fair which is being held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, as part of the TRNC’s promotion of tourism and marketing activities abroad.
Vakantiebeurs 2019 Tourism Fair, which is one of Europe’s most important tourism fairs, opened its doors to tourism professionals on 9 January 2019 and the fair will end on 13 January 2019.
Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu attended Vakantiebeurs 2019 Tourism Fair and continues his contacts for the country’s tourism.