According to Bayrak television (online, 11.08.17), work regarding the return of Maronites to their villages is continuing.
Within the framework of efforts, a meeting was held at the “presidential palace” yesterday where a sub-committee was established with the aim of enabling the participation of Maronites to the process.
According to a press release by the “presidency”, during the “committee meeting” which was headed by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s undersecretary Gurdal Hudaoglu the legal, financial, technical and social dimensions of the return of the Maronites were discussed. Efforts carried out so far were evaluated and works needed to be done were also planned during the meeting.
According to a program set at the meeting, the respective “government departments” will carry out the necessary works. The next meeting of the committee will be held on Wednesday, the 16th of August.
Meanwhile, the sub-committee established consisting of the “undersecretary of the deputy prime ministry and the ministry of finance” Kudret Akay, “undersecretary of the interior ministry” Gurkan Kara and Akinci’s Advisor for Political Affairs and History Meltem Onurkan Samani, will be in contact with Maronites during the process.