By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….
As part of the 22nd Orientation and Welcoming Days activities, a large number of new students of Eastern Mediterranean University and their families were introduced to different parts of the TRNC, as part of cultural tours, organised with the aim of easing their adaptation process to the university and environment.
According to the information provided by the university, around 750 people took part in the Famagusta tour which included visits to places that reflect Cypriot history and culture such as the Othello Castle, the Lala Mustafa Paşa Mosque, the Namık Kemal Dungeon and the Walled-City. The Nicosia and Kyrenia tour included the participation of approximately 1,150 new students and their families who travelled to destinations such as the Selimiye Mosque, Buyuk Han, the Bandabulya Market, the Yiğitler Burcu and Ledra Palace in Nicosia as well as Kyrenia Castle, the harbour and Bellapais Monastery in Kyrenia. The Karpaz tour included a visit to the Apostolos Andreas Monastery and Golden Beach. This tour was attended by approximately 1,150 people.