Official Statements

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Regarding the statement of DISY President Averof Neophytou

We strongly condemn the statement made on 14 August by Mr. Averof Neophytou, President of DISY, in which he states that there cannot be a settlement which does not include the return of Güzelyurt (Morphou). We are closely following such baseless statements which have increased in frequency recently, in which the Greek Cypriot side creates [...]
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Regarding Worship, Religious Services and Ceremonies

Freedom 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 religious ceremonies and liturgies as long as they are not in violation of the public order and public [...]
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Regarding the terrorist attack in Nice

We strongly condemn the atrocious terrorist attacks which took place on 14th of July during the French National Day evening celebrations in Nice, France that took the lives of dozens of innocent people.  We deeply share the grief of the French people. We would like to reiterate our belief that these inhuman and nonsense terror [...]
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Regarding the announcement by the Greek Cypriot Administration of unilateral 3rd round of tender for hydrocarbon research

The Turkish Cypriot side is continuing its efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus in the shortest possible time within the year 2016 through UN-facilitated negotiations. Regarding the natural resources of Cyprus, we are witnessing the continuation of unilateral activities by the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus as a result of internal political [...]
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Regarding the recent acts of terror

We have recently been witnessing an increase in acts of terror in various parts of the world which have claimed many lives. Most recently, Brussels has been added to Ankara, Paris and Istanbul as the victim of treacherous terror attacks which have targeted innocent civilians. While we strongly condemn these attacks, we also share the [...]
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Regarding the terrorist attack in Ankara

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement and condemned the terrorist attack in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. The statement is as follows:  “The outrageous attack carried out in the capital of Turkey, Ankara, which caused loss of many lives deeply saddens the Turkish Cypriot People. We share the grief of Turkey and also [...]
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Regarding the Refugee Issue

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following closely the saddening and disconcerting incidents related to the migration of refugees which have lost the security of life due to the current civil unrest in Syria, as well as internal problems in other countries in the region. It is overwhelmingly clear that the refugee crisis which has [...]