- Çavuşoğlu in the TRNC ….
- TRNC Delegation attended PACE Meetings ….
Çavuşoğlu in the TRNC
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu came to the TRNC yesterday evening (24th January) for an official visit.
Çavuşoğlu was welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay, Turkish Ambassador to Lefkoşa Ali Murat Başçeri and other officials at Ercan Airport.
Çavuşoğlu will start his contacts with an honorary doctorate ceremony to be held at Girne American University (GAU) this morning (25th January). He will be awarded the title of Honorary Doctorate by GAU at the ceremony.
Following this, President Mustafa Akıncı will receive Çavuşoğlu. After a tete-a-tete meeting, a further meeting will be held with the participation of the political party leaders represented in the TRNC Assembly hosted by President Akıncı. After the meeting, Akıncı and Çavuşoğlu will hold a joint press conference.
Çavuşoğlu will then meet with the Speaker of the TRNC Assembly Teberrüken Uluçay.
Çavuşoğlu will complete his visit by answering questions of journalists at a program which will be broadcast jointly by all TV channels.
TRNC Delegation attended PACE Meetings
The National Unity Party (UBP) MP Ersan Saner and the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) MP Armağan Candan have attended the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Winter Season Sessions, held on 21-25 January 2019 in Strasbourg, on behalf of the TRNC Assembly. The delegation attended the meetings of the Political Affairs and Democracy, Culture and Education, Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Social Affairs, and meetings of the Equality and Non-Discrimination Committee.
In addition Saner and Candan attended the meeting of the Committee of Legal Affairs and Human Rights on 22 January which was regarding the ‘The Implementation of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights – 10th Report: Turkey and Ukraine’ at which Greek Member of Parliament Evangelos Venizelos participated as the reporter.
In his criticism regarding the report, Saner said only the suffering of the Greek Cypriots has been included in the information regarding Cyprus. Adding that the violation of the property rights of the Turkish Cypriots and the missing persons’ cases before 1974 have not been included, Saner said that Cengiz Ratip, who is still missing, was a member of parliament but all these realities have not been included in the report.
Furthermore, in his speech, Armağan Candan said that it is a serious deficiency not to include the suffering of the Turkish Cypriots in the report. Candan stressed that the cases of the missing Turkish Cypriot people which occurred before 1974 should not be forgotten. The delegation of the TRNC Assembly who attended various group meetings also held bilateral meetings.