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16 November, 2002
The overwhelming majority of the Turkish Cypriots support the accession of the island republic to the European Union, according to an opinion poll conducted in the northern Turkish occupied part of Cyprus.
The poll conducted for the European Commission showed that 88.4 per cent of the Turkish Cypriots stated that the accession to the Union is ''a good thing'', while 3.5 per cent stated that it is a ''bad thing'' and 7.9 per cent ''neither bad nor good''.
Source: Athens News Agency