Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan said, "Our support will continue for the sustainable economic development, prosperity and security of the TRNC." said.
In the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Turhan met with Mr. Tolga Atakan, Minister of Public Works and Transport of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Turhan stated that this was his first international official meeting as the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, and that they will continue their determined stance in order to find a fair and sustainable solution to the Cyprus issue.
Turhan said, “You are the common owners of this beautiful island. Just as it is unacceptable for you to dissolve as a minority in a Greek state, it will never be possible for us, as the homeland and as the guarantor, to tolerate it. " he spoke.
Emphasizing that they will continue their support for the sustainable economic development, welfare and security of the TRNC, Turhan said:
“In the highway sector, within the scope of the 'TRNC Highway Master Plan', it is aimed to construct 255 kilometers of new roads, 145 kilometers of divided roads and 400 kilometers of single roads. The allocation for 2018 for the project in question is 45 million TL. As of 2018, 4 road construction and one repair and superstructure reinforcement tenders are carried out in TRNC. The total project cost is 396 million TL, and 122 million TL has been spent. By 2020, 68 kilometers of divided roads and 14 kilometers of secondary roads will be built, and an investment of 274 million lira is aimed.
Pointing out that they will make evaluations about the construction of harbors and airfields, Turhan said that joint projects are going on in communication and that this year's allowance for the projects in question is 35 million lira.
Turhan emphasized that they will continue to support the TRNC on communication issues and that joint projects between the two countries will be discussed in detail at the meeting.
"We stand by Turkey"
TRNC Public Works and Transport Minister Atakan also said that the undeniable contributions of Turkey the level of prosperity achieved by the country, "In the next period also looking confidently to the future of the TRNC, can stand on its own will be able to continue with this investment supports. Within this framework, we want to see that our serious cooperation will continue to increase. " used the expression.
Turkey voicing is under a serious global attack Atakan, in this attack alone, and he said that Turkey's support to stand beside all the people of Cyprus.