Official Statements

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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 [...]
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Press Statement Regarding the departure of seismic research vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa

“SAIPEM 10000” drillship, which has been operating around the Island of Cyprus as part of the Greek Cypriot hydrocarbon exploitation activities, has sailed away from the region of its operation earlier today. Following this development, seismic research vessel “Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa” is also departing from the region. Encouraged by the window of opportunity resulting from [...]
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Regarding the 23rd Anniversary of the Khojaly massacre

On the 23rd Anniversary of the massacre of hundreds of innocent Azerbaijani cognates which took place in the Khojaly town of Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region on 26 February 1992, the Turkish Cypriot people deeply feel the pain and share the grief of the brotherly people of Azerbaijan. This tragic event is like an open wound for [...]
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Regarding unilateral exploration activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean

Following the expiration of the deadline announced in the Navigational Telex issued by Turkey on behalf of our Government regarding the activities of the seismic exploration vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa (BHP), it was expected that the Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) would end its unilateral drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. However, despite our good will [...]