Today is the first anniversary of the death of the founding President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Rauf Denktas.
A ceremony was held at his grave side and also at the Nicosia Cultural Centre. Prayers were read at Eubekir mosque and large posters have been displayed all around the capital.
The graveside ceremony included speeches from the President Eroglu, Prime Minister Kucuk and Turkish Ambassador Akca, Commander of the Turkish army in Cyprus, Savas as well as the heads of all the TRNC political parties.
Denktas was part of TRNC history from 1950 to 2005 and helped create the nation state of TRNC.
Rauf Denktas 27 January 1924 – 13 January 2012