Global healthcare travel body official thanks Turkey
By Murat Demirci
LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Global Healthcare Travel Council (GTHC)âs newly appointed vice-president from Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus hailed Turkeyâs support for his election to the global travel body.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency in Lefkosa on Thursday, Ahmet Savasan said: âTurkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has gotten an international representation thanks to Turkeyâs decisive stance and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprusâs Tourism and Environment Ministerâs [Fikri Ataoglu] support.â
His election to the council was welcomed by 57 countries but it disturbed Greek Cypriots on the island, according to Savasan.
Savasan was appointed as a vice president of the council in April at the General Assembly meeting of the Council, where the TRNC Minister of Tourism and Environment Ataoglu was also present as th e Honorary Committee Member.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by violence against the island's Turks, and Ankara's intervention as a guarantor power.
The Greek Cypriot administration is a member of the EU and is internationally recognized by all nations except Turkey, which remains the only country that recognizes the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options. Source: Google News Turkey | Netizen 24 Turkey