Northern Cyprus marks 32nd foundation anniversary
Turkish Cyprus’ 32nd anniversary was marked in the country and in Turkey. AA PhotoTurkish Cyprus has marked the 32nd anniversary of its foundation yesterday with celebrations in the country.
As part of the festivities, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Mustafa Akıncı welcomed visits by Turkish Presidency Secretary-General Fahri Kasırga, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş, Turkish Deputy Parliament Speaker Naci Bostancı, Cyprus Parliament Speaker Sibel Siber and Cyprus Prime Minister Ömer Kalyoncu that were held at the presidential palace.
Akıncı, along with the abovementioned attendees, laid a wreath at the Atatürk statue in Nicosia, where he wrote on monument’s signature book of the country’s struggle to build a better future for the nation with the help of Turkey.
“On the one side, while we are trying to reach the reputable international societal status that we deserve by finding a solution to the Cyprus issue, we also work to maintain TRNC’s economy and democracy in strong form,” read a part of Akıncı’s lines inside the book.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu sent a message to Akıncı for the 32nd anniversary, saying it was Turkey’s first priority to make northern Cyprus develop stability.
Turkish Cyprus’ Ambassador to Turkey Fazıl Can Korkut also visited the mausoleum of Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and laid a wreath to mark his country’s gratitude.