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Özersay: “The clock is ticking on the issue of natural gas”

Regarding the natural resources around the island of Cyprus, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay has warned, “The clock is ticking.” Speaking following his bilateral meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara, Özersay added: “If the Greek Cypriot side wishes to reach a compromise with the Turkish Cypriot side, [...]

Özersay: “We have reached a full agreement with Turkey regarding the future of the Cyprus problem, maritime jurisdiction and the hydrocarbon issue”

TRNC Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kudret Özersay met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara yesterday. During a joint press conference following the meeting, Foreign Minister Özersay emphasized that a full agreement was reached with Turkey on the future of the Cyprus problem, maritime jurisdiction, and the hydrocarbon issue. “Whether [...]

Özersay : “The Channels of Diplomacy are Open”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay indicated that if the Greek Cypriot side wants to take common steps with the Turkish Cypriot side regarding the island’s natural resources, the channels of diplomacy are open. He said: “However if this is not taken into consideration, the TRNC will also carry out drilling [...]

Foreign Minister Özersay: “We launched diplomatic initiatives to cool the waters, not to heat them up”

Speaking on a TV program on BRTK TV, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay discussed the latest developments regarding natural gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean and the initiatives the Turkish Cypriot side has taken. Özersay stated that the government’s foreign policy objective was to enhance the visibility of the TRNC, [...]