Mayor of Lefkoşa Mehmet Harmancı will not join the Bandabulya-Bedesten visit of the European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu on Friday.
According to the statement of Lefkoşa Turkish Municipality, Mayor Harmancı will not join the visit due to the statement of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus shared in the social media. It was stressed that according to the statement of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, the political equality was disregarded between the mayors of the two sides however the language of the international institutions, used in such a period when both leaders of Cyprus are trying to find a solution based on political equality, has a great importance. It was reminded that as the Lefkoşa Turkish Municipality, many joint activities and projects have been organized with all organizations of the European Union up to today in order to develop mutual cooperation, reintroduce the EU assets into the society and to support the efforts for a solution in Cyprus.
According to the statement of Lefkoşa Turkish Municipality Foreign Relations Office, the necessary initiatives have been made with the authorities of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus to find a remedy for the issue but there is not any positive development that is why this decision is taken.