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President of Cyprus Turkish Municipalities Union (KTBB) and Mayor of Gönyeli Ahmet Y. Benli stated that their struggle achieved a result, they were represented in the European Council at the level they deserved, and this representation became permanent.

President of KTBB and Mayor of Gönyeli Ahmet Y. Benli and Güzelyurt Mayor Mahmut Özçınar participated in the 29th Session of the Council of Europe Local and Regional Committee which was held in Strasbourg between the dates of 19-22 October.

Stating that the 29th General Assembly’s agenda was the “Response of Local Administrations to Human Rights Violations – Migration and Discrimination” Benli said that representation in the international arena is extremely important.

Benli noted that they transferred the knowledge and the experience that they gained there to the country. Indicating that raising the number of Turkish delegates from 12 to 18 is a chance for the Cyprus Turkish Municipalities, Benli emphasized that from now on there will be Turkish translations in all meetings and also all documents will be translated into Turkish.

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