President Mustafa Akıncı interrupted his speech and said that his speech had been distributed to the press.
On the other hand, November 15 protests in the South were interrupted due to the torrential downpour on Friday. The protestors at Famagusta Gate scattered because of adverse weather conditions.
President Mustafa Akıncı received well wishers at the Presidential Palace as of 9am.
The first ceremony in Lefkoşa was held in front of the Atatürk Monument at 9:30am.
According to Kibris Postasi, the Turkish Stars air display team were not available for the usual Solo Star acrobatic display because the Turkish air force were on standby because of the conflict in Syria.
President Mustafa Akıncı and his wife Meral Akıncı hosted a reception at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Lefkoşa at 7pm on Friday.
Yeni Duzen, Kibris Postasi