CTP and TDP called the coalition government to stop granting citizenships


Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (11.08.17) reports that according to the “official gazette” dated August 9, 2017, with a “decision” of the “council of ministers” 59 more persons “obtained” the “TRNC citizenship” according to “article 9, paragraph (1), clause (c) of the citizenship law”.

The names of those “obtained” the “TRNC citizenship” are published in the paper.

On the same issue, Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (11.08.17), on its front page under the title “The government of citizens”, criticizes the practice of the “coalition government” UBP-DP to distribute “citizenships” as a gift.

The paper reports that political parties and non-governmental organizations reacted to this performance of the “coalition government”. Especially, officers from the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) and the Social Democracy Party (TDP) have worries that the “citizenships” are “granted” for political interests. The opposition parties called the “coalition government” to stop “granting citizenships”.

Source: PIO

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