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President Erdogan Visits TRNC Today

President Erdogan Visits TRNC Today

July 10
09:56 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is due in North Cyprus today where he will attend the opening ceremony of the Hala Sultan mosque in Haspolat, Lefkosa.

North Cyprus News - Hala Sultan Mosque - HaspolatHours after being sworn in as president of Turkey on Monday, Erdoğan will make his first official overseas trip to the Turkish republic of North Cyprus where he will attend the opening ceremony of the Hala Sultan Mosque.

The Hala Sultan is a down-sized copy of the Selimiye mosque in Edirne, Turkey, built during the Ottoman empire.

The 3,000-capacity mosque built in classic Ottoman style, with its four minarets has fuelled concern among some Turkish Cypriots that their secular society is under increasing dominance from Ankara.