We regret to hear the shooting at the UNFICYP patrol vehicle in the buffer zone on 21 May 2022, Saturday. It is a source of relief to know that the bullet hit to the UN patrol vehicle has not resulted in any casualties. It was identified that the person or persons who fired at the [...]
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 [...]
The Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus continues to make statements to mislead the international public opinion regarding the fenced-off area of Maraş. It is important to register once again the fact that the fenced-off area of Maraş is a TRNC territory and it is solely under the TRNC Government’s jurisdiction. Contrary to the allegations [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our Ministry announced earlier that the Greek Cypriot side has recently increased its armament activities and the military exercises conducted with certain countries. This time, the press reported that there was a target practice for Greek Cypriot priests organized by the Greek Cypriot National Guard in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Church. It is not [...]
Regarding the statement of Mario Nava, Director-General of the DG for Structural Reform Support of the European Commission.
The biased statement given to a newspaper in our country by Mario Nava, Director-General of the DG for Structural Reform Support of the European Commission on 7 February 2022, supporting the Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus, is very unfortunate yet not surprising. The repetition of the same old rhetoric by Mr. Nava such as [...]
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 [...]
Regarding the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2618 (2022) extending the mandate of UNFICYP
United Nations Security Council Resolution 2618 (2022) has been adopted on 27 January 2022 regarding the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for a period of six months, until 31 July 2022. The fact that the consent of the Turkish Cypriot side has not been sought while extending [...]