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Regarding the United Nations Secretary-General’s Report on UNFICYP

As the Deputy Prime Ministry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we deem it necessary to share that the United Nations Secretary-General’s (UNSG) latest report, which reviews the activities of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and seeks the mandate renewal of the mission for six months, features concerning notions both in substance and [...]
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Press Release regarding “Paragraph on Cyprus” in European Union General Affairs Council Conclusions

The paragraph concerning Cyprus, in the Conclusions of the EU General Affairs Council which was held on 29th of June 2018 in Luxembourg, contains statements based on the premise of “solidarity amongst member states”, confirming once again EU’s previous biased position on Cyprus. Statements on Cyprus in the aforementioned document is unacceptable. Statements included in [...]
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Regarding events in Palestine

The Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its deep sorrow over loss of lives as a result of attempts of a fait accompli, in complete disregard of the rights and sensitivities of the Palestinian people in Palestine. Similar to its acts in the Arab-Israeli wars, the USA has again acted contravention to [...]
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Regarding Greek Cypriot diaspora’s efforts to prevent national football team from participating in a tournament

THIS MENTALITY DEEPENS DISTRUST BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES The intolerance that Greek Cypriots living abroad have demonstrated against a humanitarian and entirely peaceful activity such as sports is of great concern. The Turkish Cypriot national football team is entitled to participate in the 2018 ‘’Paddy Power’’ World Soccer Cup competition which will be organized in [...]
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Regarding Greek Cypriot Solomos Apostolidis

STATEMENT BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON KUDRET ÖZERSAY This evening, our Police department discovered a body which, as a result of overwhelming evidence, is believed to belong to the Greek Cypriot national Solomos Apostolidis, who entered the TRNC on 28 March via the Bostancı crossing point and who went [...]
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The approach of the U.S. serves the status quo

The recent visit of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs to the island and the meetings scheduled as well as statements made within the framework of this visit have, once again, clearly shown why the Cyprus negotiations have not produced a result. As long as the international community supports the [...]