During the visit of one thousand Turkish origin people from the TRNC for a special pilgrimage to Hala Sultan Mosque on Wednesday 30th September, the Head of the TRNC Department of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Talip Atalay and the Representative of Archbishop, Priest Savvas Hadjionnas gave peace messages.
Emphasizing peace and brotherhood in his speech, Atalay wished to end terrorism and discrimination.
Atalay also stated that it is important that Archiepiscopate accepted the existence of the Turkish origin people and sent the representative to the visit which was held yesterday.
Savvas Hadjionnas congratulated Kurban Bairam and also conveyed the Archiepiscopate’s regards. On the other hand; Hadjionnas believed that the dialogue between the Religious Affairs Department and the Archiepiscopate is going well.