President Ersin Tatar arrives in Australia

Jubilant crowd welcomes President Ersin Tatar at Melbourne airport


President Ersin Tatar has become the first President of the TRNC to visit Australia.

President Tatar is visiting  Australia following the invitation extended by civil organisations, and will be participating in festivals, events and meetings celebrating the culture and traditions of Turkish Cypriots in their 80th year in multicultural Australia.

President Tatar was welcomed at the airport by the Consulate-General of the Republic of Turkiye, Doğan Işık, TRNC Honorary Representative to Melbourne, Hasan Sayar, officials of various civil organisations, and a large crowd of Turkish Cypriots, who held flags of the  Repubic of Türkiye and TRNC and a banner.

In his statement to the press, President Tatar shared his happiness in coming to Australia and said he is paying a visit to "embrace the community and to strengthen their links with the TRNC".