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TRNC News 24th April 2019

1. Akıncı evaluates Guterres Report ….
2.TRNC represented in Kyrgyzstan ….

Akıncı evaluates Guterres Report

President Mustafa Akıncı evaluated the UN Secretary General’s recent UN report submitted to the UN Security Council yesterday (23rd April) on the Cyprus issue.

In his written statement evaluating the report of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres covering the period of 6th October 2018 to 10th April 2019, Akinci pointed out that the EU harmonization studies of the Turkish Cypriot institutions ceased with the blocking by the Greek side after the Crans-Montana talks and stated that these issues were also ignored in the report. Akıncı also stated that there was a serious deficiency in the report, not to mention the negativity of the Greek side. He also stressed that it is regrettable that the positive attitude of the Turkish Cypriot side was ignored.

Stating that UNSG has always tried to take a balanced position among the parties as expected, Akıncı said, “Since the work of Jane Holl Lute, who makes contacts representing the Secretary General, has not ended yet, the reason for this attitude is understandable; the result is an injustice made to the Turkish Cypriot side.”

Akıncı said that the report referred to past memorandums, 11 February 2014 document and 30 June 2017 Guterres framework, but the position of the parties against the aforementioned agreements and documents was not mentioned.

President Mustafa Akıncı pointed out that the injustice of the unnecessary embargoes applied for many years to the Turkish Cypriot people should be understood now and he said: “This attitude is a great injustice to our people who have done so much for the solution and are still doing it.”

TRNC represented in Kyrgyzstan

TRNC has been represented by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Director of the Department of Culture Şehbal Hamzaoğulları at the opening ceremonies of the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World and 7th UNESCO National Commissions and Committees meeting of Member States of TURKSOY in the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

Participating in the 7th UNESCO National Commissions and Committees meeting of Member States of TURKSOY which was held concurrently with the opening ceremonies in Osh, Hamzaoğulları addressed the participants as a speaker of the country.

In her speech, Hamzaogullari informed the audience about the intangible cultural heritage of Cyprus.