The first organ transplant has been successfully carried out at the Dr Burhan Nalbantoglu hospital in Nicosia.
The kidney transplant was from father to son. Health Minister Salih Izbul reported that they were proud and pleased with the outcome of the operation. At a press conference, Izbul said that the first transplant operation ever in the TRNC had been carried out last week.
He said this was the first operation of its kind in the TRNC and the patient was well; Izbul said the patient was ready to be discharged from hospital.
The operation is the first since parliament made organ transplant legal in the TRNC.