Turkey has provided $325 mln in coronavirus relief to northern Cypriots: VP

This picture taken on August 31, 2018, shows a view of the equestrian statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, at the National Sovereignty Monument in the northern part of Nicosia in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which is only recognised by Turkey. AFP PHOTO / Amir MAKAR

Ankara has provided some $325 million to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) to help it weather the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Tuesday.

“While preparing for the new normal, Turkey will continue to support the KKTC,” Oktay said during a video conference, according to TRT World, part of Turkish state broadcaster TRT.

Sharing details, Oktay said the financial assistance was being extended in the form of grants and loans.

He said the financial support would help cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the KKTC’s economy and further improve Turkey-KKTC relations.

The last coronavirus patient in the KKTC recovered on May 11.

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  1. The USSR disappeared because they spend and exported all their wealth and money to export communism around the world. Erdogan will vanish ( luckily ) more rapidly, because he spend the money, that he does not have but steals of the hard working Turkish people, to export his irresponsible imperialistic religious fanatic dream despite the Turkish people suffering. The difference is that communism has an undertone of humanity, Erdoganism only one of greed, corruption and egocentrism.