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Turkish Cypriots have voted for their state

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The Turkish Cypriot people spoke laud at the parliamentary elections on Jan. 7 for the defense of their state. It was a clear message that neither would like to compromise from the Turkish Cypriot state, nor from the guarantor status of Turkey and Turkey’s continued military presence in Cyprus.

The participation rate in the election was around 62 percent, very much in line with the routine of the island. Under the provisional results of the election, the majority partner of the ruling coalition the National Unity Party (UBP) received around 36 percent and produced 21 seats in the unicameral 50-seat legislature. That was a great jump from the 27.3 percent vote and 14 seats the party produced in the 2013 elections. The junior partner of the coalition, the Democrat Party (DP) on the other hand, suffered a humiliating defeat as........

© Hürriyet Daily News