The 10th traditional Yiğitler Gafgarıt also known as Wild Artichoke Festival was realized over the weekend.
President Mustafa Akıncı, his spouse Meral Akıncı and third President Derviş Eroğlu, some ministers, officials and locals all attended the festival.
Delivering one of the opening speeches at the festival President Mustafa Akıncı noted that the wild artichoke had many health benefits and added that it was endemic to the region.
Touching upon the importance of solidarity in the region, President Mustafa Akıncı said that through solidarity everything was possible in the region.
“Military-civil solidarity and coordination through civil population is vital. In this current situation solidarity has gained further importance” said Akıncı.
He added that through shared cooperation problems can be overcome more easily.
A variety of local cuisine and produce were on sale throughout the festival.
Group Cousins and Group Rasta delivered the final performances making the closing of the festival.