Akıncı speaks to Demirtaş after fighting erupts at Turkish Cypriot university
DHA photoTurkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has spoken on the phone with Turkey’s Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, after seven people were injured in a fight at the European University of Lefke.
“The president [Akıncı] said all necessary precautions were being taken to prevent a recurrence of the incident and called for support to ensure the serenity of all,” the HDP statement said, adding that Demirtaş expressed his concern over rising tensions.
“Demirtaş said all efforts would be made in collaboration to ensure the peace and safety of all students,” it added.
The conversation came after hundreds of Turkish nationalist and pro-Kurdish students clashed with stones, sharp objects and iron bars in the early hours of May 29. Seven people were reportedly injured in the fight, which also damaged university buildings.