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Ziya Rızkı, who was the former parliamentarian, Mayor, a military chief and sportsman and  had important contributions to the struggle for the existence of the Turkish Cypriot people, was commemorated on the 21st anniversary of his death.

President Mustafa Akıncı, TDP leader Cemal Özyiğit, Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü and the Chairman of Ziya Rızkı Foundation’s Board of Trustees Dr. Ceyhun Birinci made a speech at the ceremony.

President Mustafa Akıncı stated that after his death his place has still not been filled and Turkish Cypriot people still continue to miss his absence with every passing day.

Akıncı was speaking at a remembrance ceremony held in Karaoğlanoğlu for Turkish Cypriot politician Ziya Rızkı on the 21st anniversary of his death and stated that Ziya Rızkı was an experienced politician with leadership qualities.

Mentioning the bi-zonal, bi-communal settlement on the basis of political equality, Akıncı also stated: “While we talk about an EU member federal structure we are talking about a settlement on the basis of the existing UN Parameters.”

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