TRNC Presidency: “The Turkish Cypriot side will continue to contribute to the common ground works based on legitimate rights, realism and sustainability”
The Presidency made a statement regarding the “Drafts on Periodic Reports” of the UN Secretary-General.
In the statement it was noted that President Ersin Tatar supports and continues to support the proposal of UN Secretary General to appoint a new “Personal Envoy” to replace Lute, and he pointed out that the negative attitude of the Greek Cypriot side on this issue blocked the efforts.
It was also pointed out in the statement that in his last two reports the UN Secretary General did not include the fact that Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots have equal inherent rights in the Goodwill Mission Report dated 9th July 2021, and was said “We think this is an unfortunate step back and we would like to underline that it does not serve to provide the necessary equivalence for a sustainable reconciliation.”
The body of the TRNC mountaineer Birkan Uzun was brought back to the TRNC
The body of 28-year-old Turkish Cypriot mountaineer Birkan Uzun, who lost his life in a ski accident in the United States (USA), was brought to the TRNC yesterday evening (9th October 2022).
Uzun’s body was welcomed by his family, President Ersin Tatar, and his friends.
Uzun will be buried in Lefkoşa Cemetery, with a funeral ceremony to be held by the TRNC Presidency today (10th January 2022), after the noon prayer to be held at Güzelyurt Fatih Mosque.
Uzun, 28, living in Seattle, Washington state of America and originally from Güzelyurt, reached the summit of Mount Vinson, the highest point of Antarctica with an altitude of 4,892 meters, on 16th December 2021, and waved the TRNC flag.
Mount Vinson was Uzun’s fifth peak of which set out with the goal of ” 7 continents and 7 summits.
Uzun, who was born in Gazimağusa in 1993, has been living in the USA since 2011.