Turkish Ambassador to Lefkoşa pays a courtesy visit to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay

Turkish Ambassador to Lefkoşa Derya Kanbay paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay. The meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Speaking during the visit, Turkish Ambassador Kanbay said: “Turkey reiterates her constant support and interest towards the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus state and [...]

34th Anniversary of the Establishment of the TRNC… Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu receives foreign parliamentarians and journalists 

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu gave a briefing to foreign journalists who are in the TRNC to attend celebrations for the 34th anniversary of the Establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The Minister also met with the foreign parliamentarians at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ertuğruloğlu gave detailed information on the [...]

Ertuğruloğlu: “We will continue to exist in Cyprus”

“We exist in Cyprus today and our existence will continue,” Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu stated, following a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Akdağ in Ankara yesterday. During the meeting, Minister Ertuğruloğlu and the Deputy Prime Minister discussed the Cyprus issue, and the forthcoming elections that are approaching in both the TRNC and [...]

Ertuğruloğlu: “A new process can only begin if two sovereign and equal states sit at the negotiating table”

Responding to questions during a TV interview, TRNC Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu stated that partnership with the Greek Cypriot side is not the single option for the Turkish Cypriot people and added that “Negotiations which continued for 50 years and ended in failure cannot be resumed after the Greek Cypriot presidential elections. A new process can only [...]

Ertuğruloğlu : “The Greek Cypriot side is considered a ‘state’ while the Turkish Cypriot side is a ‘community’ on the international stage We cannot find a solution to this problem in this way.”

In his speech at the Parliamentary General Assembly, Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu stated although the partnership government did not continue legally after 1964, the UN Security Council continues to act as though this is the case. Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu said, “The Greek Cypriot side is considered a ‘state’ while the Turkish Cypriot side is [...]

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu completes his meetings in London

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has completed his London visit. Ertuğruloğlu held a number of important and constructive meetings during his visit, including bilateral discussions with two former UK Secretary of States for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon Jack Straw and the Rt Hon Sir Malcom Rifkind QC. The Minister also met with a [...]