Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün received the Mersin Journalists Association. Speaking at the reception, Özgürgün stated that Mersin has been the TRNC’s gateway to the world for a long time, and noted that the only way to send mail to the TRNC is through the Mersin 10 Turkey postcode, due to longstanding embargoes. Özgürgün also emphasised that Mersin is very important for the TRNC both socially and commercially.
Ahmet Ünal, the President of the Mersin Journalists Association, said that they were invited to the TRNC by the Girne American University and that during the visit they held several meetings. Ünal also stated that they are interested in getting an update on the Cyprus negotiation process and the Water Supply Project.