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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 [...]

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 [...]