The passports of the Moldova taekwondo team who arrived on the island from Larnaca Airport to participate in the taekwondo competition for the “The 16th International Dr Fazıl Küçük Sport Games” have been seized by Greek Cypriot officials.
The President of the TRNC Taekwondo Federation Eyüp Zafer Gökbilen stated that part of the Moldova team arrived at the TRNC from the Ercan Airport and the rest from Larnaca Airport. The 17 sportsmen who arrived at Larnaca Airport were arrested, had their passports seized and were told they could not pass to the North due to the sports embargoes imposed on the TRNC.
Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün received the General President of Global Taekwondo Federation Linda Park, executive board members and presidents of federations from 12 countries. He emphasized that sports should be performed with peace, brotherhood and with the participation of all young people, underlining that embargoes should not be imposed on sports.