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TRNC's 36th celebrations

THE 36th anniversary of the founding of the TRNC was celebrated by Turkish Cypriots around the world alongside receptions hosted in Lefkoşa to mark the occasion.

TRNC's 36th celebrations


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In London, more than 400 people attended an event organised by the TRNC representative in UK OyaTuncalı, and her husband İhsan, at the Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel on Friday night last week.

Among those attending the celebration was the Turkish ambassador to London Ümit Yalçın; Turkish consul general Çınar Ergin; members of the Friends of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the TRNC, who included Lord Hussain, Lord Sheikh and Lady Butterworth; and parliamentary candidates Graham Stringer, Rehman Chishti and Afzal Khan.

Ambassadors and government officials from other countries, along with members of UK-based Turkish Cypriot community groups, were also present.

Speaking at the London reception, Mrs Tuncalı said they were commemorating “with pride the 36th anniversary of the founding of the TRNC”.

“[This] is the concrete expression of the Turkish Cypriot people’s freedom and sovereignty,” she said.

“The Turkish Cypriots have been able to reach these days by protecting their values, beliefs and national identity, by protecting their sovereignty despite all the difficulties.

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