European Citizen’s Prize recipient ?ener Elcil referred to his vision of a reunified Cyprus

?ener Elcil, Secretary General of the Turkish Cypriot Teachers’ Union, received on Friday the 2016 European Citizens Prize for his contribution to the rapprochement of the two communities in Cyprus.

Speaking during an event, at the EU House, in Nicosia, Elcil spoke of his dream of a reunified Cyprus without the presence of foreign troops, describing it as a place without discrimination, where basic human rights are protected, people are not required to show ID while travelling around and the two communities live together in brotherhood.

In his speech, the teacher, trade unionist and pro-settlement activist noted that he has also a dream, as did Martin Luther King, for this island that has gone through so much pain.

Source: Cyprus News Agency.