A delegation consisting of the Bursa Provincial Presidency of the Association of Retired Non Commissioned Officers of Türkiye and Cyprus Veterans is carrying out contacts in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
The delegation visited President Ersin Tatar and Parliamentary Speaker Zorlu Töre respectively.
Messages of unity and solidarity between Türkiye and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus were given.
President Ersin Tatar received the Bursa Provincial Presidency of the Association of Retired Non-Commissioned Officers of Türkiye and Cyprus Veterans.
Speaking during the visit, President Tatar stated that the Turkish Cypriots fought for existence with honour and dignity and established the TRNC, a Turkish state in the Eastern Mediterranean.
He said that Türkiye has always supported the Turkish Cypriots in order to keep the TRNC alive, to take firm steps towards the future and to offer a dignified and prosperous future to the people.
He also drew attention to the importance of developing contacts, solidarity and cooperation between Türkiye and the TRNC.
Stating that with the support of Türkiye, the TRNC is an observer member of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), President Tatar noted that during a recent important meeting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reiterated that an agreement will be reached in Cyprus with the acceptance of sovereign equality and equal status of the Turkish Cypriot people.
Parliamentary Speaker Zorlu Töre also received the delegation.
During the visit Töre explained the struggle of the Turkish Cypriot people on the island and the difficulties experienced right up until the Turkish Peace Operation.
He said that the Turkish Army and the freedom fighters are the greatest assurance of the Turkish Cypriot people adding that they look to the future with hope and confidence.
While expressing the importance of observer membership to the Organization of Turkic States, Töre emphasized that the United Nations, which is responsible for maintaining peace on the island today, has shown a biased attitude in the recent Pile incidents contrary to its mission.