Official Statements

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Regarding the conclusions of the EU Leaders Summit

The call made in the paragraph on Cyprus in the conclusions of the EU Leaders Summit, which took place on 23-24 October 2014, to respect the sovereign rights of the so-called “Republic of Cyprus” over its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, is an unfortunate statement which is not in line with the realities on [...]
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Press Statement regarding the illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean

At a time when the negotiations are ongoing, the commencement of drilling activities by the Greek Cypriot Administration within the framework of its illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities carried out in the Eastern Mediterranean in Parcel 9 allegedly situated in its so-called Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and carried out by a Bahamas registered ship named SAIPEM [...]
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The TRNC Ministry of Foreign Affairs assesses the ECHR Judgement

Press Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs It is our assessment that the compensation decision announced by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is erroneous in terms of content, timing and methodology and that an approach which is contradictory to established legal principles has been displayed. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus attaches [...]
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Comments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the paragraph on Cyprus within the Summit Conclusions of the EU Council

The paragraph on Cyprus within the Summit Conclusions, which was published yesterday by the EU Council, confirms that the European Union welcomes the resumption of the negotiations on the basis of the Joint Declaration agreed upon by the two Leaders and supports a comprehensive and viable solution to be reached within the United Nations framework. [...]