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Regarding Cyprus negotiations in Crans-Montana

Today, the decades-old Cyprus conflict and the 50-year-long negotiations to resolve it have reached a historic end. This is because of the Greek Cypriot side’s inability to demonstrate the necessary political will to resolve it on the basis of a bi-communal bi-zonal federation with political equality and a new partnership. This is not an assessment [...]

Regarding the refusal of entry into TRNC of a Serbian group of children that arrived in South Cyprus to participate in the 19th International 23rd of April Children’s Festival

Children performance groups from various countries including Serbia were invited to participate in the 19th International 23rd of April Children’s Festival organized as part of the annual 23rd of April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day celebrations. A group of children from Serbia that arrived at the Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus in order to attend [...]

Regarding religious ceremonies and liturgies

As we have repeatedly expressed on every occasion where the issue of religious freedoms has come up, the freedoms of religion, thought and conscience are under the protection of the Constitution of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). All individuals residing in our country, including foreign nationals, are free to join any sorts of [...]

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Ertuğruloğlu received by Turkish President Erdoğan

Minister Ertuğruloğlu was received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday in Ankara, where he travelled to hold meetings ahead of the Cyprus Conference, which will start on 28 June in Switzerland. During the meeting held at the Turkish Presidency, the Cyprus negotiation process was discussed ahead of the Cyprus Conference in Crans-Montana. The delegations [...]

Ertuğruloğlu: “A guarantee system without Motherland Turkey’s right to unilateral intervention is impossible”

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held an interdelegation meeting in Ankara. Following the meeting, the two ministers made statements to the press. Minister Ertuğruloğlu said, “I want to emphasize that a guarantee system which does not include Motherland Turkey’s right to unilateral intervention is not really a guarantee system, and [...]

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