The Council of Ministers of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, with a view of preventing the spread of the corona virus, has extended the partial curfew and full curfew(21:00-06:00) together with the travel ban between districts until 30 April 2020. The full curfew has been lifted in Dipkarpaz, Yenierenkoy and Sipahi, however, they will [...]

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Regarding the Joint Declaration Adopted by the Foreign Ministers of the Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates

THE GREEK CYPRIOT LEADERSHIP IS GRAVELY MISTAKEN The Greek Cypriot leadership is gravely mistaken if it assumes that the adoption of a joint declaration, with countries that do not even belong and are completely oblivious to the region and its sensitivities, will lead us to forego our rights and interests. The Foreign Ministers of the [...]

Regarding the UN Security Council resolution on cooperation

UN SECURITY COUNCIL ENHANCED THE EMPHASIS ON COOPERATION With the Resolution it has adopted, UN Security Council today has displayed a strong will regarding the development of cooperation between the two sides on the island, despite all efforts by the Greek Cypriot leadership to the contrary. As a result of the the effective and proactive [...]

Regarding violation of our rights

WE WILL NOT ALLOW VIOLATION OF OUR RIGHTS The Greek Cypriot side, dictated by a hegemonic mentality which rejected all of our proposals for cooperation, has been making patronising statements at a time when priorly announced steps are being taken in a decisive manner in order to protect our co-owner rights, as also acknowledged by [...]

Regarding the EastMed pipeline project agreement between the Greek Cypriot Administration, Greece and Israel.

PRODUCT OF HEGAMONIC AND EGO-CENTRIC MENTALITY East-Med gas pipeline project signed by the Greek Cypriot administration, Greece and Israel is a new example of the hostile and provocative attempt aiming to exclude Turkish Cypriot people and Turkey from the energy equation in the region. Concerning such activities, the attitude and intention rather than economic considerations [...]

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Letter from Özersay to the EU and UN

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and President of EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen and called them to end the arbitrary and prohibitive applications of the Greek Cypriot administration for preventing foreigners who arrived in the south from crossing over to the [...]

Deputy Prime Ministry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked for clearance of the trenches placed near the crossing points

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay asked for clearance of the trenches of portable heavy weapons that were placed near the crossing points. Minister Özersay indicated the dissatisfaction about the issue to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Cyprus and Head of UNFICYP Elizabeth Spehar and also sent a letter [...]

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