Official Statements

Regarding the signing of a framework agreement by the Greek Cypriot Administration and Egypt

The Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus has taken even further its existing collaboration with Egypt in relation to the hydrocarbon resources. We strongly condemn the signing of a framework agreement by Greek Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis and Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek el-Molla on 31 August 2016 regarding the gas to be transmitted from the natural gas [...]

Regarding the statement of DISY President Averof Neophytou

We strongly condemn the statement made on 14 August by Mr. Averof Neophytou, President of DISY, in which he states that there cannot be a settlement which does not include the return of Güzelyurt (Morphou). We are closely following such baseless statements which have increased in frequency recently, in which the Greek Cypriot side creates [...]

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Ertuğruloğlu made a speech at the Annual Coordination Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the OIC in New York

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu made a speech at the ordinary Annual Coordination Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which is continuing in New York and at which the TRNC is an observer member. The full text of Minister Ertuğruloğlu’s speech is as follows: “Mr. Chairman, [...]

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu met with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu met with his Turkish counterpart Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu yesterday as part of an official visit to New York. Both Ministers evaluated the ongoing Cyprus negotiations. Areas of cooperation between the two ministries were also discussed. Ertuğruloğlu is in New York for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) annual Council of [...]

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