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Turkish Prime Minister arrives in TRNC on Thursday

7 March 2017

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister who is also in charge of Cyprus Affairs, Tugrul Turkes arrived in the TRNC last night.

On Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will arrive in the republic .

Deputy Minister Turkes who will hold official contacts in the TRNC will stay in the TRNC until Thursday, 9th March. He will return to Turkey together with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, who arrives on Thursday.

According to Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Yeni Duzen’, there have been a large number of postings in social media regarding propaganda on the referendum on Turkey’s constitutional changes. Posters have appeared on refuse bins on the main streets of Nicosia with the slogan ‘The Prime Minister is coming, Cyprus says yes’.

Yeni Duzen speculates that since no official reason for the visit has been given, it is thought that the visit by Turkes and Yildirm is linked to promoting Turkey’s referendum.

BRT, Yeni Duzen

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