Cypriot MP expresses Cyprus’ solidarity to his Turkish PACE counterpart

MP Nikos Tornaritis, head of the Cypriot delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) expressed Cyprus’ solidarity with Turkey through a letter to the head of the Turkish delegation to the PACE, Ahmet Yildiz, regarding the tragic earthquake of 6 February that shook the country.

According to a House of Representatives press release, in his letter Tornaritis conveyed, on behalf of the entire delegation, the deep sense of sorrow for the tragic events that resulted in thousands of deaths and sincere condolences to the families of the victims, but also to the entire Turkish people for the unspeakable suffering they are experiencing in these difficult times.

At the same time, the Cypriot MP noted that Cyprus also mourns the 46 Turkish Cypriots who lost their lives in this tragedy – including dozens of children – with the flags of the House of Representatives flying at half-mast.

In the same letter, Tornaritis informed Yildiz about actions undertaken by the Republic of Cyprus to send humanitarian aid to Turkey, namely the national campaign to collect essential goods under the auspices of the Office of the Commissioner for the Citizens, and collection by the Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinating Council, with the support of the Nicosia Municipality, of donations through bank accounts for humanitarian aid to the victims.

Tornaritis reaffirmed Cyprus’ support and solidarity with Turkey in these tragic moments and expressed hope for a speedy recovery from the humanitarian crisis as soon as possible, the statement concluded.

Source: Cyprus News Agency