Upon the invitation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin Tatar, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid an official visit to Lefkoşa on November 15 to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the establishment of the TRNC.
Delivering remarks at TRNC's 15 November Republic Day Ceremony, President Erdoğan said, “We continue to increase our efforts to build a sustainable economic structure. The motherland and the guarantor, Turkey, will stand by the TRNC and Turkish Cypriot people, as has been the case so far. We will work harder to build a strong and prosperous common future with the Turkish Cypriots, whom we see as our dear brothers and sisters."
In addition to a one-to-one meeting with his TRNC counterpart, President Erdoğan also attended the inauguration ceremony of Lefkoşa Emergency Hospital as part of his visit to the TRNC. “Lefkoşa Emergency Hospital is the most important indicator of Turkey's solidarity with the TRNC. Our cooperation will continue further in healthcare as of today as well," promised President Erdoğan in his speech at the inauguration.