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BKP calls for Turkish Cypriots to support AKEL vote for Kizilyurek in the EP elections

The leader of the United Cyprus Party (BKP) Izzet Izcan said that his party will support AKEL in the upcoming European Parliament elections, Turkish Cypriot daily Haberci reported.

Niyazi Kizilyurek, a Turkish Cypriot academic, is one of the six candidates on AKEL’s ticket.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Izcan explained that the party’s central committee decided to back AKEL in the EP elections since it is a member of the Party of the European Left.

Izcan went on to urge Turkish Cypriots to vote, stressing the need to vote for AKEL.

The first reason for this, said Izcan, is because in AKEL’s candidate list there are candidates who back “a united Cyprus.”

He further said that if Turkish Cypriots go to the polls and cast their vote, this would be “an answer to those who oppose the solution of the Cyprus problem.”

There are nine Turkish Cypriot candidates for the EP elections in Cyprus. Besides Kizilyurek, the Turkish Cypriot movement Yasemin will field six candidates, while the Cyprus Socialist Party (Kibris Sosyalist Partisi – KSP) will field two candidates.

The EP elections in Cyprus will take place on Sunday, May 26.

A total of 641,181 people have registered to vote.

They include, 80,862 Turkish Cypriots who have the right to cross over to the Republic of Cyprus to cast their ballot in special polling stations.

The Chief Returning Officer announced that there will be 50 polling stations in the following venues in which Turkish Cypriots will be able to cast their vote:

•    Kato Pyrgos Gymnasium
(6 Nikolaou Papageorgiou str., Kato Pyrgos)

•    Flasou Community Council offices
(2 Markou Drakou str., Flasou)

•    Astromeritis Primary School
(80 Grivas Digenis str., Astromeritis)

•    Ayios Dometios Multi-purpose Centre
(22 Laertis str., Ayios Dometios)

•    School for the Deaf
(21 Makedonitissas str., Engomi)

•    Department of Town Planning and Housing
(5-6 Kiniras str., Lefkosia)

•    Faneromeni Gymnasium
(28th October Square, Lefkosia)

•    Livadia Peripheral Lyceum
(39 Ayios Savvas str., Larnaka)

•    Aheritou Primary School
(344 Aheritou Ave., Aheritou)

•    Deryneia Second Primary School
(20 Dimitrakis Christodoulou str., Deryneia)

•    Deryneia Public and Community Kindergarten
(2 Paidokomikou stathmou str., Deryneia)

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