Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (18.04.17) reports that Turkish Cypriot Primary School Teachers’ Trade Union (KTOS) commented on the results of the constitutional referendum in Turkey and argued that the Turkish Cypriots will not be able to develop equal relations with the new Turkish state structure. Noting that the Turkish Cypriots could not have equal relations with Turkey in the past, KTOS’ organizational secretary Basim Baysal said that Turkey has been turned into a state with a government which wants to go backwards 200 years. Baysal stressed that a period with increased oppression and more difficult struggles waits for the peoples of Turkey.
Moreover, Munur Rahvancioglu, general secretary of the Independence Road organization, pointed out that the AKP could achieve the result it desired with cheating and lying and that the will of Turkey’s peoples was not reflected in the ballot boxes. Rahvancioglu said that they will be organized and resist for freedom, democracy, secularity and peace.