President Derviş Eroğlu, Parliamentary Speaker Sibel Siber, Prime Minister Özkan Yorgancıoğlu some Ministers, MP’s, Mayors and citizens attended the festival which began with a minutes’ silence, the singing of the national anthem and a folk dance display by the Yenierenköy Municipality’s adult Folk Dance group.
Speaking on behalf of the Avtepe Medoş Lale Committee Gülizar Eroğlu said that they held the event every year to draw attention to the region and the endemic tulip species of Cyprus and called on people to refrain from cutting the flower and removing the bulbs.
Speaking on belahf of Avtepe Mukhtar İsmail Arcan, Mihri Arcan said that every region had a flower that was specific to the region and when people spoke of the Avtepe region Medoş Tulips came to mind.
Yenierenköy Mayor Mesut Yıkıcı for his part drew attention to the endemic specie and pointed to the importance of its protection.
After speeches were completed a variety of dance displays took place and activities targeting children were held.