Official Statements

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Regarding the Greek Cypriot Administration’s statements on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation’s second phase

We strongly condemn the Greek Cypriot Administration’s statements on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation’s second phase, in which it is alleged that the so-called invasion must come to an end and that Ankara must abandon its irreconcilable stance. It is very well known that, Motherland Turkey intervened in Cyprus [...]
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Regarding Cyprus negotiations in Crans-Montana

Today, the decades-old Cyprus conflict and the 50-year-long negotiations to resolve it have reached a historic end. This is because of the Greek Cypriot side’s inability to demonstrate the necessary political will to resolve it on the basis of a bi-communal bi-zonal federation with political equality and a new partnership. This is not an assessment [...]
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Regarding the refusal of entry into TRNC of a Serbian group of children that arrived in South Cyprus to participate in the 19th International 23rd of April Children’s Festival

Children performance groups from various countries including Serbia were invited to participate in the 19th International 23rd of April Children’s Festival organized as part of the annual 23rd of April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day celebrations. A group of children from Serbia that arrived at the Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus in order to attend [...]
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Regarding religious ceremonies and liturgies

As we have repeatedly expressed on every occasion where the issue of religious freedoms has come up, the freedoms of religion, thought and conscience are under the protection of the Constitution of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). All individuals residing in our country, including foreign nationals, are free to join any sorts of [...]
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Regarding the illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Greek Cypriot Administration continues to cause irreparable damage to the negotiation process with its unilateral initiatives which has already been destroyed as a result of the Enosis decision. The most recent example of this is the Greek Cypriot Administration’s illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities carried out in the Eastern Mediterranean, in complete disregard of the [...]
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Regarding the statement of Anastasiades in an attempt to undermine the Geneva meetings in defiance of the agreement dated 1 December 2016

In his statement on 1 January 2017, the Leader of the Greek Cypriot Leader Nicos Anastasiades claimed that the five-party meeting that is agreed to take place on 12 January 2017 in Geneva will be ‘‘…more of a four-party conference’’ and said ‘‘…relevant parties will attend the conference, namely the Republic of Cyprus and the [...]