Official Statements

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Regarding the statement of the Greek Cypriot Foreign Minister

The statement delivered to the Greek Cypriot press by the Foreign Minister of the Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus regarding the so-called “Confidence Building Measures package”, which was portrayed as “an opportunity not to be missed for Turkish Cypriots”, is simply an indication of insincerity. The Cyprus issue is a question of status. The [...]
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Regarding the statement of the Greek Cypriot Archbishop

We condemn the statement by the Greek Archbishop on the occasion of Easter which incites the hatred of the Greek Cypriot Orthodox Church towards the Turkish Cypriot People and Turkey from past to present. The Greek Archbishop’s attempt to link the situation in Cyprus with Russia’s attack on Ukraine is nothing but concealing the disgrace [...]
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Regarding the statement by the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades on the occasion of establishment anniversary of EOKA.

We strongly condemn the statement of the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades on the occasion of the anniversary of EOKA’s establishment, praising such a terrorist organisation sworn to achieve ENOSIS by eradicating the Turkish presence on the island and annexing it to Greece. EOKA terrorist organisation, responsible of the atrocities and massacres against the Turkish [...]
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Regarding Vehicle Crossings at Metehan Border Crossing

Due to the lack of infrastructure and physical restrictions imposed by the Greek Cypriot Administration, there is an ongoing heavy traffic jam at Metehan Border Gate.  It is seen that the GCA has excessively stepped up its custom controls in order to prevent the Greek Cypriots from shopping in our country. Therefore, it has long [...]
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Regarding the irregular migration

As it is known, our State declares, on every occasion, that it positively approaches to cooperate with the Greek Cypriot side on Island-wide matters. We would like to remind that we have made a proposal to establish a cooperation with the Greek Cypriot side regarding the issue of irregular migration, an international phenomenon affecting the [...]
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Regarding the Turkish Handball National Team player

As would be recalled, within the framework of European Men’s Handball Championship qualifications the Turkish Handball National Team was in South Cyprus between 20-23 January 2022 and the Greek Cypriot side objected to the transfer of a Covid-19 positive player to either TRNC or Turkey, despite the request of the Turkish Handball National Team officials [...]