European University of Lefke (EUL) Faculty of Arts & Sciences Department of History organized a photograph exhibition themed “Two lives dedicated to Cyprus issue, Two Unforgettable Leaders” due to death anniversaries of founding President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rauf Raif Denktaş and unforgettable leader of our society Dr. Fazıl Küçük.
In the exhibition which was organized in commemoration of 6th death anniversary of founding President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rauf Raif Denktaş who passed away on January 13th 2012 and 34th death anniversary of unforgettable leader of our society Dr. Fazıl Küçük who passed away on January 15th 1984, photographs which reflect the sections of Rauf Raif Denktaş’s and Dr. Fazıl Küçük’s lives were exhibited at EUL Rauf Raif Denktaş Educational Complex.
Giving information about both leaders, Dean of Arts and Sciences Faculty Prof. Dr. Saadettin Yıldız said that, “Dr. Fazil Küçük took over the fighting flag of the Turkish Cypriot community that has been in a struggle for existence from 1878, when the island was transferred to England, in the beginning of 1940’s when he was a 25 years old young man. While he was serving his society as a medical doctor, he organized the Turkish Cypriots who were scattered and continued the struggle for freedom until the end of his life.”
Yıldız summarized the life of founding President Rauf Raif Denktaş as; “He started to care about Turkish Cypriots struggle for existence when he was a 17 or 18 years old teenager. Later on he continued the struggle along with Dr. Fazul Küçük and he carried the flag that he took over from Küçük and crowned it with the Republic. Until the last days, even the last minutes of his 88 years of life he took part in the struggle fearlessly.”
Yıldız said that, as the EUL family they are bowing with respect in front of the memories of both statesmen whom we owe the existence and freedom of the Turkish Cypriot people and wished them mercy from Allah.