Official Statements

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Regarding UNFICYP’s prevention of a civilian activity

The visit to Denya village to conduct a religious ceremony by the Turkish Cypriot former residents of Denya, which is located in the buffer zone, has been cancelled due to the UN Peacekeeping Force’s (UNFICYP) denial of authorization. In this regard, our Ministry feels compelled to share the following statement: Three weeks ago, the former [...]
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Regarding the decision of the Greek Cypriot administration to open Block 7, within the so-called exclusive economic zone of the Greek Cypriot administration, to hydrocarbon exploration licencing applications

The decision of the Greek Cypriot administration to open block 7 for license applications, within the so-called exclusive economic zone of the Greek Cypriot administration, to international companies that already have hydrocarbon exploration licences in other parcels, shows, by way of a new fait accompli, their insistence on the policy of usurping the legitimate and [...]
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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 [...]