On the 17th of April 2013, thirty dedicated Turkish Cypriot NGO leaders met at The Regency to discuss and agree on core issues that are key concerns of the Turkish - Cypriot diaspora. Among the topics discussed were, the Cyprus issue, including the embargoes, isolation, direct flights and trade, visas and Turkish-Cypriot identity. Attendees agreed that it was a fruitful and successful meeting and agreed to meet again in early July. meeting and agreed to meet again in early July.
Turkish Cypriot NGO leaders, Sevtap Kemal, Emine Sönmez, Arife Rıdvan, Türker Çakıcı, İlker Giritlioğlu, Olgun Sadik, Ersu Ekrem, Chimen Hussein, Saban Hussein and Chet Ramadan, Günay Veli and many more