A delegation from the TRNC Assembly consisting of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) deputy Fikri Toros, the People’s Party (HP) deputy Erek Cagatay and the National Unity Party (UBP) deputy Oguzhan Hasipoglu is visiting Brussels.
The delegation will meet with the Legal Affairs and Election Committee of the European Parliament and will present a letter “regarding the fate of the two seats reserved for the Turkish Cypriots within the European Parliament”.
Toros on his social media account said: “We, as the European Parliament delegation are in Brussels. Our lobbying activities aimed at the rights and benefits of the Turkish Cypriot people will increasingly continue”.
Currently, there are only two Turkish Cypriot candidates for the seats in the EU Parliament May elections. They are Sener Levent, Editor and owner of Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Afrika’ and Dr. Niyazi Kızılyürek, 59, a lecturer in the Turkish and Middle Eastern Department of the University of Cyprus in South Nicosia, who is representing Greek Cypriot communist AKEL party.
During a debate at the TRNC Assembly, MPs have said that they only wanted to be representated by Turkish Cypriots living in North Cyprus.
BRT, LCG News