MINISTER OZER MEETS WITH THE PARLIAMENTARY SPEAKER OF THE TRNC ZORLU TÖREMinister of National Education Mahmut Özer met with the Parliamentary Speaker of TRNC Zorlu Töre as part of his official visit in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Minister Özer stated that Turkey has undergone a great transformation in education and emphasized that Turkey is now responsive to democratic social demands, getting stronger and continuing on its way by improving its quality. Underlining that the most fundamental thing in the breakthrough of the second century of the Republic is the transformation in education, with the vision of the Century of Turkey underlined by the Honorable President, Özer said that the transformation that took place in the last two decades will contribute greatly to the realization of the Century of Turkey in a much stronger way.
Özer said that they want to show the successes to the whole world together by transferring the experiences of Turkey in the field of education to the TRNC at all levels of education.
"National rights and interests should be considered as a whole"
Expressing that the national rights and interests of the Turkish nation and the Turkish Cypriot people should be addressed as a whole, President of the TRNC Parliament Zorlu Töre pointed out that the main thing is the existence of national consciousness, besides giving importance to science and technology in order to keep the state alive. Töre, who said that it would not be possible to make progress without national and spiritual values, evaluated that even the greatest scientist can go against his own nation if he is deprived of national and spiritual values.
Töre expressed his gratitude to the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his efforts on making the TRNC as an observer member in the Organization of Turkic States and said, that "The world is bigger than five" manifesto of Erdoğan is accepted in the world today. Wishing that the century of the Turkish nation will be the century of Türkiye, Töre stated that as the Turkish Cypriots and the members of the Turkish nation, they will be in this vision. Töre stated that they are full of the joy of a festival and happy to see Özer and his delegation in the TRNC.
Deputy Minister of National Education Nazif Yılmaz and Chairman of the Board of Education Cihad Demirli, Director General of European Union and Foreign Relations Hasan Ünsal, TRNC Minister of National Education Nazım Çavuşoğlu and Ambassador of the Türkiye to Lefkosia. Metin Feyzioğlu were also present at the meeting.