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Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu met with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu met with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) H.E. Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At the meeting, Minister Ertuğruloğlu gave detailed information about the TRNC and invited the Secretary-General to the country. Pointing out the importance that OIC member countries [...]

Regarding the refusal of entry into TRNC of a Serbian group of children that arrived in South Cyprus to participate in the 19th International 23rd of April Children’s Festival

Children performance groups from various countries including Serbia were invited to participate in the 19th International 23rd of April Children’s Festival organized as part of the annual 23rd of April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day celebrations. A group of children from Serbia that arrived at the Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus in order to attend [...]

Regarding religious ceremonies and liturgies

As we have repeatedly expressed on every occasion where the issue of religious freedoms has come up, the freedoms of religion, thought and conscience are under the protection of the Constitution of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). All individuals residing in our country, including foreign nationals, are free to join any sorts of [...]

Regarding the illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Greek Cypriot Administration continues to cause irreparable damage to the negotiation process with its unilateral initiatives which has already been destroyed as a result of the Enosis decision. The most recent example of this is the Greek Cypriot Administration’s illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities carried out in the Eastern Mediterranean, in complete disregard of the [...]

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Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu held a press conference in Quatar

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu stressed that as long as the Greek Cypriot side does not respect the rights of the Turkish Cypriots, a solution is not possible in Cyprus. Minister Ertuğruloğlu held a press conference at TRNC Doha Representative Office in Quatar within the framework of his visit to gulf countries. Replying the questions of [...]

Ertuğruloğlu meets Qatar Minister of Education Al-Hammadi

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu, who held meetings in Qatar within the framework of his contact programme in Gulf countries, met with Qatar Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Wahid Al-Hammadi this week. They discussed  how the Qatar government supports its citizens in higher education, what can be done for Qatar citizens in [...]

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