Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu met with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu met with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) H.E. Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At the meeting, Minister Ertuğruloğlu gave detailed information about the TRNC and invited the Secretary-General to the country. Pointing out the importance that OIC member countries [...]
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Regarding the refusal of entry into TRNC of a Serbian group of children that arrived in South Cyprus to participate in the 19th International 23rd of April Children’s Festival

Children performance groups from various countries including Serbia were invited to participate in the 19th International 23rd of April Children’s Festival organized as part of the annual 23rd of April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day celebrations. A group of children from Serbia that arrived at the Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus in order to attend [...]
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Regarding religious ceremonies and liturgies

As we have repeatedly expressed on every occasion where the issue of religious freedoms has come up, the freedoms 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 [...]
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Regarding the illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Greek Cypriot Administration continues to cause irreparable damage to the negotiation process with its unilateral initiatives which has already been destroyed as a result of the Enosis decision. The most recent example of this is the Greek Cypriot Administration’s illegal hydrocarbon exploration activities carried out in the Eastern Mediterranean, in complete disregard of the [...]
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Regarding the statement of Anastasiades in an attempt to undermine the Geneva meetings in defiance of the agreement dated 1 December 2016

In his statement on 1 January 2017, the Leader of the Greek Cypriot Leader Nicos Anastasiades claimed that the five-party meeting that is agreed to take place on 12 January 2017 in Geneva will be ‘‘…more of a four-party conference’’ and said ‘‘…relevant parties will attend the conference, namely the Republic of Cyprus and the [...]
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Regarding the signing of a framework agreement by the Greek Cypriot Administration and Egypt

The Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus has taken even further its existing collaboration with Egypt in relation to the hydrocarbon resources. We strongly condemn the signing of a framework agreement by Greek Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis and Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek el-Molla on 31 August 2016 regarding the gas to be transmitted from the natural gas [...]
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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 [...]