N.Cyprus condemns Greek holigan violence on Turkey's team

Turkish basketball team Pinar-Karsiyaka were attacked by Greek Cypriot hooligans Tuesday.

N.Cyprus condemns Greek holigan violence on Turkey's team

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk said Wednesday that Tuesday night's incidents in Greek Cypriot side of Lefkosa, following a game between Turkish basketball team Pinar-Karsiyaka and Greek Cypriot team Apoel, were "a manifestation of recently increasing racist acts in southern Cyprus".

In a written statement issued Wednesday, TRNC Prime Minister Kucuk said that he condemned last night's attacks on the Turkish team.

The attacks perpetrated against the Turkish team are "a reflection of the negative feelings that Greek Cypriots have towards the Turkish people", Kucuk also said.

Meanwhile, TRNC's Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Nazim Cavusoglu, in a written statement issued on Wednesday, said that the attitude of the Greek Cypriots on Tuesday night was a blow to the peace and negotiations process in the island.

Turkish basketball team Pinar-Karsiyaka were attacked by Greek Cypriot hooligans Tuesday night following a Group C game at the FIBA EuroChallenge Cup with Greek Cypriot team Apoel in Greek Cypriot side of Lefkosa.


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