Official Statements

Regarding the announcement by the Greek Cypriot Administration of unilateral 3rd round of tender for hydrocarbon research

The Turkish Cypriot side is continuing its efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus in the shortest possible time within the year 2016 through UN-facilitated negotiations. Regarding the natural resources of Cyprus, we are witnessing the continuation of unilateral activities by the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus as a result of internal political [...]

Regarding the recent acts of terror

We have recently been witnessing an increase in acts of terror in various parts of the world which have claimed many lives. Most recently, Brussels has been added to Ankara, Paris and Istanbul as the victim of treacherous terror attacks which have targeted innocent civilians. While we strongly condemn these attacks, we also share the [...]

Regarding the terrorist attack in Ankara

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement and condemned the terrorist attack in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. The statement is as follows:  “The outrageous attack carried out in the capital of Turkey, Ankara, which caused loss of many lives deeply saddens the Turkish Cypriot People. We share the grief of Turkey and also [...]

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“I believe that an open-ended negotiation process is not healthy”

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu expressed that an open-ended negotiation process is not healthy. Ertuğruloğlu received the Undersecretary of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkey Feridun Sinirlioğlu and his accompanying delegation yesterday. Turkish Ambassador to Lefkoşa Derya Kanbay also accompanied Sinirlioğlu and his delegation. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Erhan Erçin was also present [...]
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Biography of Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu

He was born in Nicosia in 1953. He graduated from University of Arizona Faculty of Political Sciences Department of International Relations. Between the years of 1983-1991 he served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defence. Between the years of 1986-1991 he worked at TRNC London Representative Office as Third Secretary responsible for Political Affairs. [...]

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