The Near East University (YDU) organised, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of Germany, a workshop in Italy under the title: “Opportunities and Risks in Cyprus”.
According to Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis, at the workshop, officials from the EU, Germany, Greece, Israel and Turkey discussed and expressed their views on the future vision of the Turkish Cypriot community in Cyprus.
Also, during the event, the opportunities and risks in Cyprus in the light of the latest developments in the region, were discussed.
Former Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ergun Olgun, director of the Near East Institute, Dr. Umut Koldas, and the rector of YDU, Dr. Irfan Gunsel represented the Turkish Cypriot community at the workshop.
Gunsel underlined the importance of the increasing the international representation of the Turkish Cypriot community not only in the academic field but also in the political field.
He also stressed the importance of preventing the Greek Cypriot side from unilaterally representing the whole of Cyprus at international meetings and conference especially on important issues such as in economy, health, education and tourism.