Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (08.10.15) reports that the “Platform of the Turkish Cypriots’ Living Abroad Union” which organized a workshop the previous days in the occupied area of Cyprus under the title “Constitutional Rights Workshop” in its final declaration demands for “legal regulations” to take place in order for the Turkish Cypriots who live abroad to have the right of “vote and be elected”.
The Platform organized yesterday a press conference where it presented the results of the workshop.
Speaking on behalf of the Platform, Nesim Tuzmen asked for an amendment to the “law for elections and referenda”, so that the “TRNC citizens” to be able to have the right of “vote and be elected”.
Stressing the need for the “TRNC citizens” abroad to have the right to vote in a possible referendum for the solution of the Cyprus problem, Tuzmen demanded also for the “TRNC citizens” abroad to have the right of “representation” in the “TRNC assembly”.
Tuzmen announced also that the Platform has also decided to strengthen its ties with the “TRNC” and at the same time to develop and protect the “constitutional rights” of the Turkish Cypriot’s living abroad.
Tuzmen proposed finally the mixed model of Italy-Estonia as a formula to solve the problems that might be arisen if they would be given finally the right to vote in the countries they live abroad.