President Dervis Eroglu addressing a meeting organised by the Alevite Cultural Centre in North Cyprus said that Turkish Cypriots would continue their “brotherly relations” with the mainland Turkish settlers who had arrived in the TRNC in 1975. He said, “We are all citizens of the TRNC state, we all exert efforts to defend our state“.
Mr Eroglu once again, referred to the embargoes suffered by the Turkish Cypriots and noted that their struggle would continue. He hoped that in time, the world would accept that the Turks had struggled to survive in the North. He added that the freedom they gained united them with their brothers in the ‘motherland’ and the state they established after the 1974 peace operation”.