Official Statements

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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. [...]
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The press statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the support given by the religious leaders on the island towards the newly resumed negotiation process

The statement released on 26 February 2014 by the religious leaders on the Island, expressing support for the resumption of the negotiation process following the Joint Declaration reached by the Leaders of the two sides on 11 February 2014, is considered as an extremely important and historical development by our Ministry. The joint statement that [...]
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The press statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the cross visits of the negotiators of the leaders to Ankara and Athens

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus welcomes the cross visits of the negotiators of the two Leaders to Ankara and Athens on 27 February 2014 and considers this an extremely positive development. Following the simultaneous visits of the negotiators of the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot Leaders with the [...]