Tatar issues message to mark May 19
President Ersin Tatar on Wednesday issued a message to mark the 19th of May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day.
“The 19th of May which marks the anniversary of the spark for the Turkish War of Independence is being celebrated with great excitement and joy in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,” he said in a written message.
Tatar said that the determination and courage displayed during the Turkish War of Independence served as a source of inspiration for the Turkish Cypriot people during their own struggle for independence.
“Turkish Cypriots continue to protect and defend their freedom, independence and sovereignty with the responsibility handed to them by history,” he said.
President Tatar added that the strength of the Republic of Türkiye in the region gives strength to the TRNC.
“We shall continue to preserve the strong bond we have with the motherland in every field. We shall continue to work for the welfare of our country on the basis of the principles handed to us by our father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk,” he said.
Tatar added that the Turkish Cypriot side’s policy for a two-state solution on the basis of sovereign equality was a manifestation of those principles.