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Turkish MPs to visit Northern Cyprus

Turkish MPs to visit Northern Cyprus

Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee members scheduled to pay a visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday.

Amid the coronacrisis, Turkish diplomats decided to strengthen the ties with neighbouring Cyprus. “The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has a different kind of importance for us,” Akif Cagatay Kilic said.

Commenting on the visit planned for the next week the diplomats stressed its aim. “We have decided to pay this visit in order to discuss the fight against COVID-19,” Kilic added.

In its efforts to assist Northern Cyprus to cope with the health crisis, Ankara sent an additional 40,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to the TRNC. Additionally, Turkey also provided medical supplies and food aid worth 15.5 million Turkish liras.

According to Kilic, the MPs will be received by Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar, Parliament Speaker, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. The bilateral talks with TRNC’s politicians also scheduled.

After the TRNC, the delegation will visit Azerbaijan. Turkey and Azerbaijan signed a Russian-brokered agreement on Nov. 10, 2020 to end the fighting and work toward a comprehensive resolution.