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Temporary Migrant Numbers Larger Than Local Population

Mayor of North Nicosia – Mehmet Harmanci

Mayor of North Nicosia Mehmet Harmanci has participated in the International Forum on Local Solutions to Migration and Displacement, which took place in Gaziantep, Turkey Thirty mayors from 13 different countries took part in the forum.

In his address, Harmanci said that “especially the Turkish municipality of Nicosia and the TRNC in general host a population of temporary migrants much bigger than the local population”.

He added the following: “The population of temporary migrants consists of the numbers those who live here for a long period of time with a work and residence permit and even of the population of those born here –second generation- but were not (could not be) granted citizenship and their families and the population of the workers who are employed unregistered as well as of foreign students and refugees”.

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