President Ersin Tatar had a telephone conversation with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Relations and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell.
President Ersin Tatar paid tribute to Dr Fazıl Küçük whom he said had “led the Turkish Cypriot struggle for freedom and existence,” in an address at the ceremony that was held at the mausoleum on the outskirts of Lefkoşa on Friday.
President Ersin Tatar visited Kamuran Celal Tarhan, the friend of his late grandmother Vildan Müftüzade, at her house.
President Ersin Tatar visited the office of the TRNC Founding President, Rauf Raif Denktaş and the Denktaş Foundation in Lefkoşa – where he met with members of the Denktaş family and officials of the foundation.
President Ersin Tatar received UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Cyprus and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar.
The ninth anniversary of the passing of the TRNC Founding President, Rauf Raif Denktaş, was commemorated in a ceremony where President Ersin Tatar delivered a speech stating that he shared the same values of seeking an agreement in Cyprus that was based on ‘sovereignty’ and a ‘two State model’ – which he said was afforded great importance by Mr Denktaş.
Whilst celebrating most sincerely the 10 January Working Journalists' Day of our press members who are an indispensable force of democracy and freedom of thought, I would also like to wish our press members every success for their efforts that are aimed at keeping the public enlightened and informed -- even under the most difficult circumstances -- whilst adhering to the principles of correct reporting, impartiality and journalistic ethics.
The President met with the Chairman of the Turkish Peace Forces Veterans Association Kadir Dedeoğlu and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting of the committee, which was headed by Lawyer Oğuzhan Hasipoğlu, members Prof. Dr. Tülen Saner, Prof. Dr. Derviş Deniz, Dimağ Çağıner and Hasan Sungur were present.