- Prime Minister Erhürman starts UK contacts ….
- Töre: “The sole security and guarantee of the Turkish Cypriots are Turkey and the presence of the Turkish Army” ….
- CTP MP Candan points to sport restrictions in PACE ….
- DP Women’s Organization demands the punishment of the criminals of the massacres and the abolition of isolations on Turkish Cypriot Women ….
Prime Minister Erhürman starts UK contacts
Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman who is in London in order to meet Turkish Cypriots started his contacts.
Firstly, Erhürman attended the reception organized by the TRNC London Representative Office for International Women’s Day.
He also visited the Embassy of Republic of Turkey in London and met with Turkish Cypriot business people in the UK.
Investment areas, investment opportunities, economic relations and cooperation issues in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus were discussed at the meeting.
Töre: “The sole security and guarantee of the Turkish Cypriots are Turkey and the presence of the Turkish Army”
Vice President of the TRNC Assembly Zorlu Tore stressed that the sole security and guarantee of the Turkish Cypriots who were attacked in Cyprus are Turkey and the presence of the Turkish Army.
In his written statement, Töre evaluated the statement of the UK Prime Minister Theresa May after her meeting with the Greek Cypriot Administration Leader Nikos Anastasiades : “if the parties do not want it, they (UK) are ready to withdraw from the guarantorship”.
Töre said : in a way Theresa May confessed that she did not understand the genocide faced by the Turkish Cypriots by saying that there would be no need for guarantees in a solution which will be reached.
Stating that these approaches of the UK and Greece are not binding both Turkish Cypriots and Turkey, Töre said: “The guarantee of Turkey is a taboo for us. We do not trust the guarantee of the UK and Greece. The reason for our lack of trust is due to the historical sufferings we experienced.”
CTP MP Candan points to sport restrictions in PACE
The Republican Turkish Party (CTP) MP Armağan Candan drew attention to the unfair restrictions applied to the Turkish Cypriots in sports at the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Paris.
In his speech he made during the discussion of the sports report at the Committee on Equality and Avoiding Discrimination, Candan reminded of the international restrictions and human rights violations imposed on Turkish Cypriot youth in the field of sports.
Stressing that Turkish Cypriots could not participate in international tournaments in many sports branches and could not even arrange mutual friendship matches, and that this was not an acceptable situation, Candan pointed out that the right to participate in international sporting activities is one of the basic rights of each individual and that Turkish Cypriots living in European geography have faced serious restrictions in this field for many years.
Stating that South Korean and North Korean athletes, despite the political problem, are able to attend the Olympic Games together, Candan added that he can give some examples of other places where they have political issues. Candan also emphasized that the main goal of sports is to bring people closer and contribute to peace.
DP Women’s Organization demands the punishment of the criminals of the massacres and the abolition of isolations on Turkish Cypriot Women
DP Women’s Organization headed by the Secretary General of the Democratic Party (DP) Afet Özcafer performed a commemoration ceremony in respect of the 8th March International Women’s Day with the families of the martyrs and the village people at the Atlılar and the Muratağa Sandallar Martyrdom.
The letter issued by DP Women’s Organization which is to be given to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was also read during the memorial ceremony.
In the letter, it is requested that those who are responsible for the massacres in Muratağa, Sandallar and Atlılar should be punished at the international court and the isolation and embargoes on Turkish Cypriot women should be abolished.