Bagis attends Turkish Day parade in New York
The 32th Turkish Day Parade was organized by the Federation of Turkish American Associations (FTAA) on May 19 in New York. Turkey's EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis also attended the event along with his spouse Reyhan Bagis, Prime Minister of TRNC Irsen Kucuk, Turkish-American Interparliamentary Friendship Group Director and Justice and Development (AKP) Deputy Director Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's United Nations (UN) representative Halit Cevik, New York Consul General Levent Bilgen, FTAA Director Ali Cinar, as well as several politicians from TRNC and Azerbaijan. Addressing the crowd after the parade, Bagis said, "The more our citizens in the US are powerful, the more Turkey is powerful in the world." Janissary band, Turkish army drum band, as well as four leading Turkish football teams' associations in the US took part in the parade.