Form on Higher Education at Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states has started in the city of Kyrenia in TRNC.
President Dervis Eroglu and OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu were among the dignitaries attending the opening ceremony of the form and exhibition participated by representatives from over 20 member states of OIC.
The decision to hold the four days event in TRNC were taken at OIC Summit held at the capital of Senegal.
President Dervis Eroglu addressing the participants at the inauguration ceremony said, "TRNC ought to become full member of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the people deserved this long time ago...Steps taken in this direction would serve as an accelerator as oppose to a hurdle"
"Once more we are coming to another historical turning point...Although it has not become clear what this process will turn out to be, years 2012-2013 will have important events as the years of 2002-2003-2004" he added .
The president also expressed his belief that Cyprus problem could be solved in the first quarter of 2012 adding that UN Secretary General should deliver an evaluation where Turkish Cypriot could see its way ahead.
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu the Secretary General of OIC said, many people did not know TRNC well and that the form was an opportunity.
Referring to isolations Ihsanoglu said, "I want to give assurance on this matter. OIC will always stand behind TRNC, will continue to lend it's support. Will do all in its power to save TRNC from unjust isolation policies. One of its fundamental policies would be support this people in their struggle"