Our Ministry has announced, that  on the ground of renovations and repair works to be carried out by the Greek Cypriot side at some police stations and land border gates, Lokmacı Border Gate would be closed to crossings on 1-2 November 2021,  and subsequently, that the planned renovation has been postponed. In accordance with the [...]


As it is remembered, we have announced that the Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus would completely close Lokmacı Border Gate to entries and exits on 1-2 November 2021 on the ground that it would carry out renovation and repair works. According to the new information provided by the Greek Cypriot Administration to our authorities [...]


The Greek Cypriot Administration has informed us of its decision with regard to renovations and repair works it would make at some police stations and border gates. Within the framework of the aforementioned renovations and repair works the Greek Cypriot side is planning to make, Lokmacı  border gate will be closed to crossings on 1-2 [...]

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Regarding the Unilateral Activities of the Greek Cypriot Administration in the Eastern Mediterranean

We understand that the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus (GCA) granted permission to the Exxon Mobile-Qatar Petroleum Consortium for hydrocarbon exploration in the so-called unilaterally declared block 5. This act, which is the most recent proof of the Greek Cypriot side’s insistence on continuing its activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, clearly shows that the [...]

Regarding the unilateral exploration activites carried out by the Greek Cypriot side between 12-17 November 2021

The Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus (GCA) continues incessantly to raise tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean by carrying out unilateral hydrocarbon exploration activites around the island of Cyprus. By issuing a new NAVTEX on November 12, 2021, the GCA announced that it would conduct exploration activities with the Nautical Geo vessel in the areas [...]

Regarding Greek Cypriot administration’s policy of armament

The Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus has recently launched an armament program despite the fact that it knows that it would lead to the escalation of tension. In addition to purchasing unmanned aerial vehicles and heavy weaponry, the Greek Cypriot side has also increased the number of and deepened the military alliances against our [...]

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Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu continuous his contacts in Washington

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Mr. Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu continues his Washington D.C. contacts. Minister Ertuğruloğlu had meetings with members of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Congressman Mr. Pete Sessions and Congressman Mr. Steve Chabot respectively on 28 September 2021. During his meetings, Minister Ertuğruloğlu explained in [...]

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