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 [...]

Regarding the Refugee Issue

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following closely the saddening and disconcerting incidents related to the migration of refugees which have lost the security of life due to the current civil unrest in Syria, as well as internal problems in other countries in the region. It is overwhelmingly clear that the refugee crisis which has [...]

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Minister Çolak received “TUMBIAD” delegation

Foreign Minister Emine Çolak received the delegation of ‘All Bureaucrats and Business People Social Solidarity Association’ (TUMBIAD), today. Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of TUMBIAD Ufuk Bilgetekin said that they held their first overseas visit to the TRNC in order to evaluate the investment opportunities. Minister Çolak expressed that she has been conducting her duty [...]

Foreign Minister Çolak holds contacts in Strasbourg

Within the framework of her contacts in Strasbourg, Minister Çolak had meetings with the Co-President of the Greens in EP Rebecca Harms, EP Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri, EU Commissioner Responsible for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and Deputy Secretary General of the European Council Gabriela Battaini-Dragoni. During the meetings, Minister Çolak gave [...]

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