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Statement of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay regarding the response by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to a question on the Cyprus issue

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 [...]
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STATEMENT REGARDING THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON CYPRUS

THE SECURITY COUNCIL DID NOT UTILIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REDUCE THE TENSION Today (28 July 2020), the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2537 (2020) endorsing  the United Nations Secretary-General’s periodic report on the UN Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) dated 10 July 2020 and extending the mandate of the UNFICYP for 6 months. [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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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Regarding Lifting of the Arms Embargo

The decision taken by the United States to lift the arms embargo, which has been imposed on the Greek Cypriot administration since 1987, so as to prevent, inter alia, negative implications on the negotiations to reach a settlement on the Cyprus problem, would certainly harm peace and stability in Cyprus as well as the Eastern [...]