Official Statements

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Regarding Greek Cypriot diaspora’s efforts to prevent national football team from participating in a tournament

THIS MENTALITY DEEPENS DISTRUST BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES The intolerance that Greek Cypriots living abroad have demonstrated against a humanitarian and entirely peaceful activity such as sports is of great concern. The Turkish Cypriot national football team is entitled to participate in the 2018 ‘’Paddy Power’’ World Soccer Cup competition which will be organized in [...]
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Regarding Greek Cypriot Solomos Apostolidis

STATEMENT BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON KUDRET ÖZERSAY This evening, our Police department discovered a body which, as a result of overwhelming evidence, is believed to belong to the Greek Cypriot national Solomos Apostolidis, who entered the TRNC on 28 March via the Bostancı crossing point and who went [...]
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The approach of the U.S. serves the status quo

The recent visit of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs to the island and the meetings scheduled as well as statements made within the framework of this visit have, once again, clearly shown why the Cyprus negotiations have not produced a result. As long as the international community supports the [...]
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Regarding comments by the President of the European Council

We resent the remarks by Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, following the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government on 23 February 2018, which merely serves to support the Greek Cypriot administration’s unilateral activities and unjust claims in the Eastern Mediterranean.  Donald Tusk’s interpretation of Turkey’s presence and activities [...]
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Regarding the attacks in South Cyprus directed at Turkish Cypriots

Attacks directed at Turkish Cypriots in the Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus are, lately, on the rise and are increasingly becoming normalized. In South Cyprus, where similar incidents have occurred many times in the past, a Turkish Cypriot’s vehicle was attacked and damaged once again. We condemn this dreadful attack and invite the Greek [...]
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Regarding the Natural Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean

The natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean provide a potential for cooperation not only between the two sides on the Island, but also among other actors in the region, while at the same time providing a potential for economic interdependence that would serve regional stability. The Greek Cypriot leadership, however, has opted to turn this [...]
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Regarding the continuation of the unilateral activities in the international arena of the Greek Cypriot administration

We are witnessing a continuation of the unilateral activities in the international arena of the Greek Cypriot administration, under the title of “Republic of Cyprus” which it has usurped since 1963.  The latest example of these activities is the preliminary approval of the European Union (EU) to contribute 101 million Euros towards infrastructure works for [...]
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Regarding hydrocarbons activities of the Greek Cypriot administration

We are witnessing with astonishment the continuation of hydrocarbon activities of the Greek Cypriot side in the Eastern Mediterranean despite all the past warnings of the Turkish Cypriots, in total disregard of their legitimate rights over the Island’s natural resources. In this connection, the fact that the Greek Cypriots have embarked on new drilling activities [...]