Cyprus Offers Aid to Turkish Cypriots After Floods

The Leader of the Turkish-Cypriot community, Mustafa Akinci (L) with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades (R). File photo

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades recently telephoned the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to express the Republic’s readiness to provide help with  recent floods.

Extreme weather has hit Cyprus this past week, particularly affecting the northern half of the island, which is occupied by Turkey.

Prodromos Prodromou, spokesman for the Cypriot government, wrote on Twitter that President Anastasiades had expressed his sincere condolences to Akinci for the flood victims and affirmed his solidarity with Turkish Cypriots.

Prodromou added that Anastasiades offered his help and that Akinci thanked him for his interest and his offer, but replied that the situation was being dealt with.

The northern part of Cyprus suffered from torrential rain on Wednesday, with four people killed in the resulting floods. All of the victims were between 18 and 23 years of age and were inside a car that was swept away by the floodwaters.

With information from C.N.A.