The Speaker of the Assembly Sibel Siber condemned the racist attack of the extreme right wing and racist Greek National People’s Front (ELAM) members in South Cyprus. In her written statement, Siber expressed that racist attacks will continue as long as there is hostility instead of peace culture and also hate instead of different cultures, friendship and understanding.
Prime Minister Ömer Kalyoncu stressed that the criminals must be arrested and punished in the shortest time.
The Leader of the National Unity Party (UBP) Hüseyin Özgürgün condemned the racist attack, the Greek Cypriot Leadership and the Church very strongly and called them to do what is necessary to bring the criminals to trial.
Furthermore, the Leader of Democrat Party-United Forces (DP-UG) Serdar Denktaş expressed “The Greek Cypriot side’s actions and discourses show how far we are away from a settlement”.