Ersin Tatar elected new Turkish Cypriot leader #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow


BREAKING

Right-wing nationalist secures victory over incumbent Mustafa Akinci at runoff vote.

Right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar has won a leadership runoff vote in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

With all of the ballots counted, the Ankara-backed Tatar secured 51.74 percent of the vote on Sunday, ahead of the incumbent Mustafa Akinci, at 48.26 percent, according to official media.

Tatar had won 32.5 percent of the vote in last week’s first round, with Akinci closely following with 29.84 percent.

READ More
Photographers spent 12 years to produce high-definition plans of the Milky Way galaxy: resolutions up to gigapixels

The TRNC is recognised as an independent state only by Turkey. Other countries consider it part of Cyprus. The island’s internationally-recognised government has its seat in the Greek Cypriot south and is a member of the European Union.

Cyprus has effectively been partitioned since 1974 when Turkish troops seized its northern third in the wake of an Athens-backed coup by Greek Cypriots seeking union with Greece.

Akinci, 72, supports the long-standing, United Nations-backed efforts to reunite the island as a “bizonal, bicommunal federation” after the successful conclusion of negotiations, while Tatar, 60, backs separate sovereign administrations.

READ More
One out of every three people in the world has no access to safe drinking water: water conservation starts with you and me!

More to follow.





Source link

News Category

What are you looking to buy?

Home https://www.duzline.com
Mobiles
Home https://www.duzline.com
Tablets
Home https://www.duzline.com
Accessories
Home https://www.duzline.com
Electronics
Home https://www.duzline.com
Entertainment
Home https://www.duzline.com
Beauty items
%d bloggers like this: