Face of Dr Fazil Küçük to be Printed on Euro Note

The face of the leader of the Turkish Cypriot peoples’ struggle for existence Dr Fazıl Küçük will be printed on a special souvenir Euro note to pay tribute to him.

The limited-edition Zero Euro note will be printed through a special permit issued by the European Central Bank.

Around 10,000 notes are expected to be printed.

According to a press release from the Dr Fazıl Küçük Foundation, the money printed to pay tribute to the late leader will be sold in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for collectors.

Numismat Özgür Honça who had been authorised three years ago in Turkey for the printing of the money met with Mehmet Küçük from the Dr Fazıl Küçük Foundation, the statement read.

The statement said that the note was being printed to pay tribute to Dr Fazıl Küçük for his great sacrifices and leadership of the Turkish Cypriot people.

Other historical figures which have had their pictures printed in tribute include Gandhi, Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Fatih Sultan Mehmet and Atatürk.