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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 [...]

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu holds contacts in London

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu is holding meetings in the UK’s capital, London. Minister Ertuğruloğlu will hold meetings with some leading MPs and Peers at UK’s Parliament, give briefings to the UK Parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group for the TRNC, and will hold interviews with the press. Ertuğruloğlu began his London contacts with a visit to [...]

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu: “Our policy is aimed at removing uncertainty”

At a press conference last Friday, Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu announced that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been pursuing a policy to remove the uncertainty imposed on Turkish Cypriots for many years. When questioned about speculation from the Greek Cypriot media and politicians regarding negotiations being resumed, Ertuğruloğlu asked, “Which negotiations? Is there something [...]

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu: “If Greek Cypriots and Maronites need anything, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security will intervene.”

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has stated that if the Greek Cypriots and Maronites living in the TRNC need anything, the TRNC Ministry of Labour and Social Security will intervene to address their concerns.   Stating that there is no present need for UN convoys to bring goods to Greek Cypriots and Maronites in the TRNC, [...]

Ertuğruloğlu holds meetings in USA

Following the United Nations General Assembly, Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has flown from New York to hold meetings in Washington D.C, where he met with US State Department officials and Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kılıç. During his meeting at the Turkish Embassy, Ertuğruloğlu informed Ambassador Kılıç of the latest developments in Cyprus and expressed the Turkish [...]