President Ersin Tatar on Friday highlighted the importance of unity and solidarity for the Turkic world.
Tatar who moved to Istanbul after completing his contacts in Ankara, addressed the Turkish Council Media Forum.
Pointing out that the Turkish Cypriot people were representatives of the Turkish nation in the Eastern Mediterranean, President Ersin Tatar said that the Turkish Cypriot people had resisted all attempts by the Greek Cypriot side to annihilate them.
He added that the Turkish Cypriot people continued to exist in Cyprus today with the support of motherland Turkey.
“The struggle we are waging today is the struggle of both the Turkish Cypriot people and the Turkic world,” Tatar said.