Teachers unite for New Year peace message

More than 50 members from the bicommunal United Teachers Platform crossed north at the Ledra Palace crossing on Tuesday morning, for a new year celebration meeting with their Turkish Cypriot counterparts.

The platform – made up of both Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot teachers — issued a media statement at the Ledra Palace.

Speaking on behalf of the initiative, Maria Mavrada said they were organising the event to express peace and wellbeing for the New Year.

“We are not politicians. We as teachers want to contribute to the peace efforts in Cyprus,” she added.

The General Secretary of the Turkish Cypriot Teachers’ Trade Union (KTOS) Sener Elcil noted that hopes for a solution in Cyprus had increased when Mustafa Akinci was elected as leader for the Turkish Cypriot side and they supported the peace process as the teachers union. He also added that similar events will continue to be organised in the near future.

The members of the bicommunal United Teachers Platform visited Sht. Tuncer Primary School, July 20 Science High School and Sedat Simavi Industrial Vocational High School.

They also held a meeting at the KTOS building, where they exchanged views on various issues.


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