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Regarding events in Palestine

The Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its deep sorrow over loss of lives as a result of attempts of a fait accompli, in complete disregard of the rights and sensitivities of the Palestinian people in Palestine. Similar to its acts in the Arab-Israeli wars, the USA has again acted contravention to [...]

Regarding Greek Cypriot diaspora’s efforts to prevent national football team from participating in a tournament

THIS MENTALITY DEEPENS DISTRUST BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES The intolerance that Greek Cypriots living abroad have demonstrated against a humanitarian and entirely peaceful activity such as sports is of great concern. The Turkish Cypriot national football team is entitled to participate in the 2018 ‘’Paddy Power’’ World Soccer Cup competition which will be organized in [...]

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Özersay: “The clock is ticking on the issue of natural gas”

Regarding the natural resources around the island of Cyprus, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay has warned, “The clock is ticking.” Speaking following his bilateral meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara, Özersay added: “If the Greek Cypriot side wishes to reach a compromise with the Turkish Cypriot side, [...]

Özersay: “We have reached a full agreement with Turkey regarding the future of the Cyprus problem, maritime jurisdiction and the hydrocarbon issue”

TRNC Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kudret Özersay met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara yesterday. During a joint press conference following the meeting, Foreign Minister Özersay emphasized that a full agreement was reached with Turkey on the future of the Cyprus problem, maritime jurisdiction, and the hydrocarbon issue. “Whether [...]

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