The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Thursday publicly unveiled prototypes for two domestically produced auto models after years of work by the Near East University (YDÜ) and its research and development (R&D) teams. The project to develop the Günsel was first launched in 2016 and only now has resulted in the unveiling of the B9 and the SUV-type J9.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony held in Girne (otherwise known as Kyrenia), Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Ersin Tatar noted that the achievement marked a satisfying moment in the TRNC’s history and congratulated everyone involved in the development of the country’s first homegrown automobile project.
Tatar said that although the TRNC was often referred to negatively in the region, this development was something that could only put the country in a good light,
“We are the descendants of a successful nation that embraces and glorifies our state,” he noted.