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Akıncı: TRNC athletes will have more opportunities with Cyprus reunification

A “FAIR” reunification of Cyprus would give TRNC athletes the opportunity to compete in international events, President Mustafa Akıncı said in a speech at the annual “Sports Oscars”.

Akıncı: TRNC athletes will have more opportunities with Cyprus reunification

Many leading political and sports figures recently attended the Turkish Cypriot Sports Writers Association- organised awards ceremony which was sponsored by KKTC Telsim Vodafone.

Association head Çelen Oben said that the event had been recognising successful TRNC sports men and women since 1984 and that the selection committee found it increasingly difficult to decide who should be award recipients due to the increasing number of athletes and standards in the country. 

President Akıncı agreed with Mr Oben that sport in the country had greatly improved and become more popular, saying: “There are now more spectators at sports events and the quality of football being played is much better. If there is a fair unification agreement, our youngsters would have the opportunity to take part in the international arena.”

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