Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets, currently in North Cyprus to take part in the ‘celebrations’ of the 1974 Turkish invasion, will fly over the beach at 2.15 am on Saturday, according to reports.
The flyover at the beach five miles west of Girne where Turkish troops landed on July 20, 1974, comes within the framework of the annual ‘Dawn Vigil” events held at the specific location every year, they said.
This will be the first time the jets will be conducting a night flight on July 20, they added.
Meanwhile, according to Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis, a frigate, a torpedo boat and a submarine of the Turkish naval forces are docked off the port of Girne and open to public visits.
Turkey’s vice president Fuat Oktay is due in the TRNC later today to attend the annual ‘celebrations’. Reports said he will be accompanied by Turkey’s Transportation Minister Cahit Turan and the deputy speaker of the Turkish National Assembly, Sureyya Sadi Bilgic.
Other than from Turkey, delegations from other countries such as North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Jordan, and Chad are expected, the report added.