The handover ceremony was conducted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu took over the duty from Emine Çolak. The ceremony was held at the Minister’s office. In her speech at the handover ceremony Çolak wished success to Ertuğruloğlu and asked for support for the negotiation process.

Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu for his part stated that he took over an important Ministry, the process will be continued in a way which protects the equality, sovereignty and the rights of the Turkish Cypriot people and asked no one to doubt about this.