On 28.09.2020 at 7:30 pm “TRNC 2020 Elections and Effect on the Eastern Mediterranean” panel held online by DIPAM. Panel moderated by Chairman of DIPAM Tolga SAKMAN; Istanbul Arel University Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Uğur ÖZGÖKER, Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean University Prof. Dr. Ahmet SÖZEN and Ankara Social Sciences University TRNC Academic Unit Faculty Member Dr. Emete GÖZÜGÜZELLİ participated as speaker.
Tolga SAKMAN who opening the panel and addressing the topics to be discussed in panel also stated that the TRNC Presidential elections were held every 5 years and there would be 11 candidates in the elections on October 11, and that the last election in the TRNC was held with a non-negligible 62% voter turnout. Sakman asked the speakers for their opinions on determining maritime jurisdiction borders with the Greek Cypriot Administration, and how the negotiations in Cyprus would continue after the election and the effect of this election on what the TRNC wanted to achieve. Future of Turkey – TRNC relations and how relations will be transform post-election period also asked to speakers.