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The approach of the U.S. serves the status quo

The recent visit of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs to the island and the meetings scheduled as well as statements made within the framework of this visit have, once again, clearly shown why the Cyprus negotiations have not produced a result. As long as the international community supports the [...]

Regarding comments by the President of the European Council

We resent the remarks by Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, following the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government on 23 February 2018, which merely serves to support the Greek Cypriot administration’s unilateral activities and unjust claims in the Eastern Mediterranean.  Donald Tusk’s interpretation of Turkey’s presence and activities [...]

Regarding the attacks in South Cyprus directed at Turkish Cypriots

Attacks directed at Turkish Cypriots in the Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus are, lately, on the rise and are increasingly becoming normalized. In South Cyprus, where similar incidents have occurred many times in the past, a Turkish Cypriot’s vehicle was attacked and damaged once again. We condemn this dreadful attack and invite the Greek [...]

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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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