Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu speaks at Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers in New York

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu spoke at the Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers on 22 September 2017 in New York. In his speech Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu touched upon the long-standing Cyprus question, which is at a very important juncture and said the following: “As known, despite the constructive efforts of the Turkish Cypriot side [...]

Foreign Minister Ertugruloglu attends roundtable meeting at IRI in Washington

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu continues to hold working meetings with government officials during his US trip, which continues this week in Washington DC. Meeting with members of the US Congress yesterday, Ertuğruloğlu discussed recent developments on the Cyprus issue. He also attended a roundtable discussion at the International Republican Institute (IRI). Discussing the latest developments in [...]

Ertuğruloğlu: “The Negotiation process within present UN parameters has ended, and “a new process can only begin on the basis of equality”

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tahsin Ertugruloğlu has said that the only parties responsible for the failure of the Cyprus Conference in Crans-Montana, the culmination of a 50 year negotiation process, were the Greek Cypriot side, and Greece. He said, “We don’t have any more time to be stolen and lost. This process which has been [...]

Ertuğruloğlu : “Turkish Cypriot people were reborn, taking the chance to live in security and establishing their own state on 20th of July”

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has expressed his desire for  efforts to begin towards achieving international recognition of the TRNC. In his message issued due to 20th July Peace and Freedom Day, Ertuğruloğlu said that the date 20th uly 1974 is the date on which the Turkish Cypriot people were reborn, taking the chance to live in security [...]

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu is in Crans Montana

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu travelled to Crans Montana this week in order to attend the Conference on Cyprus in Switzerland. The latest session of the Cyprus Conference, which started in Geneva on 12 January 2017 and aims to find a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, began in Crans Montana on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu will [...]

Ertuğruloğlu: “Turkish Armed Forces will continue to exist in Cyprus”

Discussing the presence of the Turkish Armed Forces on the island ahead of the Conference on Cyprus in Switzerland on 28 June, Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu said, “The Turkish Armed Forces will continue to exist in Cyprus.” Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu was replying to questions from an AA reporter regarding the Cyprus negotiation process and the [...]