By Ahmet Abdulaziz….
In order to provide a better understanding of the ongoing diplomatic activities and efforts for solution of the “Cyprus problem”, the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) organised a conference on 22nd November 2019, at the Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall of the University.
The Conference was held under the auspices of the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Vice Presidency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a view to provide a better knowledge of the Cyprus problem to the representatives and prospective career employees of the representatives of the Diplomatic Academy of Turkey.
Within the scope of their visit to the country, the Republic of Turkey’s prospective career employees are attending informative meetings. The new diplomats who will begin their duty in all corners of the world after completing their education were delivered a conference entitled the “Cyprus Problem” by former Cyprus problem Lead Negotiator Osman Ertuğ.
Delivering the opening speech of the conference, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam stated that the university is celebrating its 40th year and highlighted that it would not be where it is today without the contributions of motherland Turkey. Prof. Dr. Osam continued to state that EMU is an institution which allows Turkish Cypriot voices to be heard via science despite being unrecognized in the international political arena. After the opening speech Osman Ertuğ who served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Undersecretariat, the Embassy and the TRNC Washington Embassy and held the positions of Lead Negotiator and Presidency Spokesperson, delivered his presentation on the “Cyprus Problem”.
During the conference, Osman Ertuğ provided extensive information about the background and history of the Cyprus Problem. Ertuğ shared his experiences as lead negotiator and provided information about how international diplomacy affects Cyprus. At the end of the conference, the young diplomats had the opportunity to ask former Lead Negotiator Osman Ertuğ any questions they had about the Cyprus problem. The conference came to an end with Osman Ertuğ being presented with a plaque on behalf of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs.