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Maronites to be permitted to return to their villages

26 July 2017

North Cyprus News - Akinic - Ozgurgun and military leaders

A political decision has been made to ensure the return of the Maronites to the villages they formerly inhabited in the TRNC.

This morning, President Mustafa Akıncı met with Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün, military leaders and Turkish Ambassador to the TRNC Derya Kanbay who collectively agreed to allow the return of Maronites to the villages of Ayia Marina (Gurpinar), Karpasia and Özhan (Asomatos).

The various government and military agencies will co-ordinate to fund and facilitate the return, overseen by the Presidency Undersecretary Gürdal Hüdaoğlu.