Gambia, a nation in western Africa with a population of about 1.6 million, yesterday stated that it wanted to become the second country in the world to recognize the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). During TRNC Foreign Minister Serdar Denktas’s official visit to Gambia, Gambian President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh said, “There is no reason for us not to recognize you. You can trust us.” Stating that he was very proud that Denktas made his first official visit to Africa in Gambia, he added, “Just tell us what you want to do and we will do it. In addition, we are also ready to establish relations in every area, including the economy.” Denktas added that the TRNC was ready to give scholarship to Gambian students at the TRNC’s six universities.
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