Istanbul, Turkish Cypriot capital to become sister cities

Turkey's most populous city Istanbul and Turkish Cypriot capital Lefkosa will become "sister cities", Istanbul's Metropolitan Municipality said.

Istanbul, Turkish Cypriot capital to become sister cities

Turkey's most populous city Istanbul and Turkish Cypriot capital Lefkosa will become "sister cities", Istanbul's Metropolitan Municipality said on Thursday.

Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas will travel to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Friday to sign a protocol with Lefkosa Mayor Cemal Bulutogullari.

The move aims to raise the international recognition of Turkish Cypriot people and Turkish Cypriot state, exchange of information and experience on business, trade, culture, tourism, preservation of urban and historical heritage, as well as an advanced level of cooperation between young generations in both cities.

Topbas and accompanying officials with Istanbul Municipality will also have meetings with TRNC's President Dervis Eroglu, Parliament Speaker Hasan Bozer and Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk.


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