North Cyprus declares three days mourning for Gaza

The TRNC Prime Minister's office on Tuesday released a statement sayings that all flags on official buildings will be flown at half-mast until Thursday, July 24.

North Cyprus declares three days mourning for Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has followed in the footsteps of Turkey and announced three days of national mourning for the hundreds of Palestinians who have been killed in the Gaza Strip since Israel upped its attacks on the region.

The TRNC Prime Minister's office on Tuesday released a statement sayings that all flags on official buildings will be flown at half-mast until Thursday, July 24.

The TRNC, which is host to many Palestinian students studying in its universities, this week saw a number of protests condemning the Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

Almost 650 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed since Israel commenced its air, ground and sea offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip on July 7.

Around a third of those killed have been children, as Israeli warplanes bomb indiscriminately in heavily population residential areas.

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