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Erdogan to visit the north on Tuesday

File photo: Ersin Tatar with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit the north on Tuesday, reports said on Friday, in his first visit to the area since his re-election a few weeks ago.

According to reports in Kibris, he will be visiting for one day, following a tour in Azerbaijan on Monday, June 12.

Erdogan had been expected in April to inaugurate a new airport terminal at Tymbou airport (Ercan), which had never materialised due to work delays.

According to reports in April, the project had been ongoing for the past ten years, when the airport was privatised in 2013, and turned over to the Tas Yapi-Terminal Yapi and Kanerler groups. Since then, nine ‘transport ministers’ and eight ‘prime ministers’ have served without the project ever being completed.

According to ‘transport minister’ Erhan Arikli the inauguration of the new terminal was meant to take place after Ramadan celebrations.

Arikli blamed some of the works not being completed on the issue of electric company Kib-tek workers, part of the union El-Sen, striking at the time.

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