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    Northern Cypriot President Talat presents Formula 1 prize

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    28 Ağustos 2006 - 10:46Son Güncelleme : 28 Ağustos 2006 - 10:46

    Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, who won the Formula 1 Petrol Ofisi Turkey, accepted his prize from the President of Northern Cyprus (KKTC), Mehmet Ali Talat.The award of the first prize to Massa from the hands of Talat attracted attention, as viewers all over the world read on their screens "Mehmet Ali Talat, President of the Northern Turkish Republic of Cyprus."

    Sources noted that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been planning on presenting the award, but that a change in his schedule prompted officials to push for Talat to present the award. With viewers from 203 countries watching, Talat's presentation of the Formula 1 award was acknowledged by many sources in and around Ankara as being a tremendous opportunity for Northern Cyprus to show itself to the world.



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