Turkish Ambassador to Lefkoşa Derya Kanbay visited and congratulated the leader of the Social Democratic Party, Minister of National Education and Culture Cemal Özyiğit and the leader of the Democrat Party, Minister of Finance Serdar Denktaş yesterday.
Speaking during the visits, Kanbay reiterated Turkey’s support to the TRNC.
Ambassador Derya Kanbay first visited the Minister of National Education and Culture Cemal Özyiğit and wished him success on his new duty.
“The state of the Republic of Turkey is beside the National Education Ministry, the government and the TRNC state” Kanbay said.
“Turkey will always be the most important supporter and assistant in all works to be carried out in North Cyprus for the future of Turkish Cypriot people” he added.
Minister Özyiğit for his part said “a four way coalition was formed in difficult conditions and during a critical atmosphere in the country. What matters most is to make no concessions on democracy. The government’s basic principle is to act without compromising on democracy and secularism.”
Turkish Ambassador Kanbay also visited and wished success to Finance Minister Serdar Denktaş.
Speaking there, Kanbay expressed the hope that the works to be carried out by the Finance Ministry in the period ahead will compensate the time lost.
Denktaş for his part noted that he had been working with Ambasador Kanbay for the last 20 months and expressed the belief that during this new term they will be working more organized on the implementation and the coordination of the economic protocol.
Explaining that they will be holding meetings with other coalition partners to see at what stage the targets put forward in 2013 was; Minister Denktaş said following the local elections they will immediately start working towards finishing the new economic protocol in October.