“We exist in Cyprus today and our existence will continue,” Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu stated, following a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Akdağ, in Ankara yesterday (2nd November).
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The missing martyr Halil Ziya, who disappeared in Bahçeler village in Larnaca on the 17 May 1964, was buried at Mormenekşe Cemetery with a military ceremony following funeral prayers at Mormenekşe Mosque yesterday (31st October). Ziya’s remains were found by the Committee on Missing Persons.
UBP Deputy Erdal Özcenk and CTP Deputy Mehmet Çağlar attended the joint meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Political Affairs and Democracy Committee and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London last week.
The Republic Day of Turkey (Cumhuriyet Bayramı) is one of the public holidays in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, commemorating the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. It lasts 35 hours, starting each year at 1:00 pm on the 28th October.
It has been decided by the TRNC Council of Ministers to revert to the previous method of daylight saving therefore clocks have to be changed on Sunday 29th October at 2.00am by putting them back 1 hour.
News courtesy : Cyprus Scene newspaper.
Responding to questions during a TV interview, TRNC Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu stated that partnership with the Greek Cypriot side is not the single option for the Turkish Cypriot people and added that “Negotiations which continued for 50 years and ended in failure cannot be resumed after the Greek Cypriot presidential elections in the south.