The 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will be celebrated throughout the country. Delegations from Turkey and other countries have come to the Republic in order to attend the ceremonies.

Turkish Presidency’s Secretary General Mustafa Irsen, Deputy Speaker of Turkish Parliament Meral Aksener, Turkish State Minister for Cyprus Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek will be amongst the officials representing Turkey.

Official celebrations of 15 November Republic Day will start with the President Mehmet Ali Talat’s live address to the nation today on the Bayrak Radio Television (BRTK) at 12 pm and with 21 artillery shots at the same time.

On the 15th of November following the ceremonies at Lefkosa Martyrs Monument and Lefkosa Ataturk Monument; the official parade will start at 10 am, where President Talat and officials representing Turkey will deliver their speeches.

Within the celebrations there will be the air show of Turkish Stars Acroteam Squadron and the concert of Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces Band.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s Navy Ships will dock at Kyrenia port and will be open for visits.

Downer: “Two leaders made good progress on jurisdiction”

President Mehmet Ali Talat and the Greek Cypriot Leader Demetris Christofias have continued comprehensive negotiations with the aim of finding a solution to the Cyprus problem yesterday (13 November).

At yesterday’s meeting, where the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser for Cyprus Alexander Downer participated and the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Cyprus and the UN Chief of Mission Taye Brook Zerihon hosted, the two leaders discussed “jurisdiction” and “legislation” subtopics under the heading “Governance and Power Sharing “.

Reading out a press statement at the end of the meeting, UN Special Advisor Downer said the two leaders held discussions predominantly about the issue of jurisdiction.

Stating that the two leaders have made a good progress on the issue,

Downer said that President Talat and Greek Cypriot Leader Christofias will discuss deadlock-resolving mechanisms at their next meeting-which is to take place next Monday. Stating that some topics would be discussed a little bit late, Downer said following the completion of the discussions on “Governance and Power Sharing”, “Property” issue would be discussed.

UN Special Advisor added that the special aides of the two leaders will also continue their meetings to have further discussions on a range of different issues that the leaders have referred.

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