With the cooperation of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) and Municipality of Bağcılar, an iftar program took place in Nicosia, capital of TRNC. The iftar program, which was organized in Nicosia Merit Royal Hotel, was attended by TDBB member of Executive Board and Mayor of Bağcılar Municipality Lokman Çağırıcı, PM of Malatya Ömer Faruk Öz, Nicosia Ambassador of Turkish Republic Halil İbrahim Akça, Mayor of Kyrenia Nidai Güngördü, TDBB Co-Chairman and Mayor of Güzelyurt Municipality Mahmut Özçınar and many other guests.
The program started with the recitation of Quran and afterwards TDBB member of Executive Board Lokman Çağırıcı spoke: “First of all I am very glad to be in this pleasant iftar program in TRNC, which has historical importance for us. As TDBB, this year we have added TRNC to our international iftar programs. I hope next week we will have programs in Albania and Kazakhstan. As local authorities, we are working on people oriented activities with the cooperation of local municipalities.”
As for MP of Malatya Ömer Faruk Öz, he said: “Alongside my deputyship, I am also the president of Inter Parliamentary Northern Cyprus Friendship Group. I am very honored to participate in this iftar program. I thank to the ones who bring us together in these holy days. Mayoral elections in Northern Cyprus have renewed last week, I would like to take this opportunity to wish success to the winning mayors.”
Nicosia Ambassador of Turkish Republic Halil İbrahim Akça, first of all, welcomed the guests coming from Turkey and said, “I am happy to participate in these kind of organizations that enhance our union and cooperation. This organization has taken place in a very important period. I congratulate the mayors elected recently in mayoral elections and wish them success.”