Call from Speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly Çiçek to Islamic Countries

10th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to which the delegation of the TRNC Assembly under the presidency of the Speaker of the TRNC Assembly Sibel Siber attended was organized at İstanbul Hilton Bomonti Hotel.

Before the meeting, Speaker of the Assembly Sibel Siber had a breakfast with the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Cemil Çiçek and the Speaker of Azerbaijan’s National Assembly Oktay Asadov.

In his opening speech, Çiçek also mentioned the Cyprus issue and made a call to the Islamic countries to show interest in the Turkish Cypriot people.

Expressing his wish for reaching a fair and permanent solution based on political equality in the island, Çiçek stated that they support the efforts of the UN towards that direction and that the Turkish Cypriot people expect support from the Islamic countries.

Furthermore, Çiçek stated that both people should benefit equally from natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean. Pointing out that Turkish Cypriot people participated in the conference as the ‘Turkish Cypriot State’, Çiçek said that Turkish Cypriot people expect support from the Islamic countries and their participation in the activities organized in the TRNC.

Many issues on the agenda of the Islamic countries especially the issue of terrorism were discussed during the opening speeches at the conference.

The delegation of the TRNC Assembly under the presidency of the Speaker of the Assembly Sibel Siber consists of CTP-BG Güzelyurt MP Armağan Candan, UBP Girne MP İzlem Gürçağ Altuğra, DP-UG Gazimağusa MP Fikri Ataoğlu and TDP Girne MP Zeki Çeler.