The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades recently telephoned the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to express the Republic’s readiness to provide help with recent floods.
Extreme weather has hit Cyprus this past week, particularly affecting the northern half of the island, which is occupied by Turkey.
Πρόεδρος @AnastasiadesCY με τηλεφ. εξέφρασε στον @MustafaAkinci_1 ειλικρινή συλληπητήρια για νεκρούς από καιρικά φαινόμενα κ αλληλεγγύη,καθώς κ προσφορά για όποια βοήθεια @MustafaAkinci_1 ευχαρίστησε για ενδιαφέρον κ πρόθεση βοήθειας, σημειώνοντας ότι η κατάσταση αντιμετωπίζεται pic.twitter.com/i77XL7Ktot
— Prodromos Prodromou (@pprodromou) December 6, 2018
Prodromos Prodromou, spokesman for the Cypriot government, wrote on Twitter that President Anastasiades had expressed his sincere condolences to Akinci for the flood victims and affirmed his solidarity with Turkish Cypriots.
Prodromou added that Anastasiades offered his help and that Akinci thanked him for his interest and his offer, but replied that the situation was being dealt with.
The northern part of Cyprus suffered from torrential rain on Wednesday, with four people killed in the resulting floods. All of the victims were between 18 and 23 years of age and were inside a car that was swept away by the floodwaters.
With information from C.N.A.