Özersay, “We should commence with negotiating of sharing of hydrocarbon resources in order not to be imprisoned to a vicious circle of negotiations”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay stated that “unless the current circumstances change and until the Greek Cypriot side is ready to share power and prosperity with the Turkish Cypriot side, negotiating for a federal settlement on the basis of sharing would mean imprisonment of the Turkish Cypriot people to the [...]

Özersay: “They are conducting military exercises in violation of our territorial waters. This exercise is a provocative military move”

THIS IS A PROVOCATIVE MILITARY MOVE WE HAVE REQUESTED FROM THE UN THE CANCELLATION OF THIS PROVOCATIVE EXERCISE BY THE GREEK CYPRIOT SIDE  UNLESS THE GREEK CYPRIOT SIDE DE-ESCALATES TENSION, WE WILL TAKE MEASURES Özersay: “They are conducting military exercises in violation of our territorial waters. This exercise is a provocative military move” In his [...]

Minister Özersay’s message following the explosion in Beirut

TRNC Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay issued a message following the explosion which took place in Lebanon’s capital city Beirut. In his message, Minister Özersay stated: “We wish mercy upon those who lost their lives in the explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut and a speedy recovery to the wounded. I [...]

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 [...]

Özersay gave a speech at ECO

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay represented our country at the 24th Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Council of Ministers Meeting in Antalya and he gave a speech. Özersay also held various bilateral meetings within the framework of the ECO Council of Ministers Meeting. [...]

Özersay gave an interview to the Manara Magazine in the UK

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay, gave an interview to the Manara Magazine prior to his speech at the Cambridge University hosted by the Middle East and North Africa Forum. The above mentioned interview which was published under the title “A Different Partnership for Cyprus”: In Conversation with Professor Kudret Özersay, is [...]

Minister Özersay gave a speech at King’s College in London

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay gave a speech at King’s College in London on 29 January 2020. A group of Greek and Greek Cypriot students staged a protest in front of the building. Özersay thanked the Turkish Cypriot community representatives and organisers for not cancelling the event and said “We [...]

Minister Özersay gave a briefing at UK Cambridge University

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay held a conference at Cambridge University in the UK entitled “The causes of the Cyprus issue’s deadlock and possible ways out”. Özersay met with Turkish Cypriot and other students at the event he attended as a guest of the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa [...]