Category Archive: News

TRNC News 3.3.2017 Eide to meet leaders to put negotiations on track again

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Eide to meet with leaders to put negotiations on track again The UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide is expected to meet with the two leaders separately following the… Continue reading

TRNC News Review 2nd March 2017

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Erdoğan calls on ECO members to increase solidarity with the TRNC, in the face of unjust international isolation Addressing the General Assembly of the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Heads of State Summit… Continue reading

TRNC News Review – 1st March 2017

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Akıncı addresses General Assembly of the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Heads of State Summit Yesterday, President Mustafa Akıncı addressed the General Assembly of the the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Heads of… Continue reading

PM Özgürgün: “I do not see any benefit in continuing negotiations

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Prime Minister Özgürgün: “I do not see any benefit in continuing negotiations, due to the mentality of the Greek Cypriots” Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün has said that he does not see any benefit… Continue reading

TRNC News 28.2.2017 Akinci: “Not right to say negotiations collapsed completely”

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Akıncı: “It is not right to say that negotiations collapsed completely” President Mustafa Akıncı has said that it is not right to say that negotiations have collapsed completely, adding “Now, we are waiting… Continue reading

TRNC News 27.2.2017 Çavuşoğlu: “Enosis is the basis of all problems in Cyprus”

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Çavuşoğlu: “Enosis is the basis of all problems in Cyprus” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reacted to the recent Enosis decision of the Greek Cypriot Parliament, stressing that Enosis, which aims to unite… Continue reading

TRNC News 24.2.2017 Burcu to Greek Cypriot side – stop distorting the truth

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Burcu to the Greek Cypriot side: “Try to understand Turkish Cypriot people, stop distorting the truth” The Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu called upon the Greek Cypriot authorities to try to understand the feelings… Continue reading

TRNC News 23.2.2017 Yildirim: Four freedoms must be provided

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Yıldırım: “Four freedoms must be provided if there is to be an agreement” Emphasizing that the full and effective guarantee of Turkey is essential, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said that the four… Continue reading

TRNC News 22.2.2017 Negotiations stalled by Greek Cypriot refusal of political equality

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Akıncı: “Negotiations have stalled due to the Greek Cypriot side’s refusal to accept political equality” President Mustafa Akıncı has stated that the reason negotiations have stalled is due to the Greek Cypriot side’s… Continue reading

Beware of Processionary Caterpillars in Cyprus

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By Chris Elliott……. It’s that time a year again readers when the weather is improving and we can see signs everywhere of plant and shrub growth and along with this will be the… Continue reading

TRNC News 21.2.2017 – Çavuşoğlu in TRNC for working visit

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Çavuşoğlu in the TRNC for a working visit Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu arrived in the TRNC for a working visit yesterday. Çavuşoğlu, who was welcomed by Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu at Ercan… Continue reading

TRNC News 20.2.2017 Akinci: “Anastasiades should overturn Greek Cypriot Parliament Enosis decision”

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Akıncı: “Anastasiades should overturn the Greek Cypriot Parliament’s Enosis decision” President Mustafa Akıncı has said that Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades must do two things for the negotiations to continue. “Firstly, the Greek… Continue reading

TRNC News 17.2.2017 – Akinci “Greek Cypriot leader did not respect our sensitivities and slammed the door hard”

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Akıncı: “Greek Cypriot leader did not respect our sensitivities, and slammed the door hard” President Mustafa Akıncı said that the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades walked out of negotiations in the buffer zone… Continue reading

TRNC News 16.2.2017 – Akinci: “Greek Cypriot side will determine future of negotiations”

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Akıncı: “Greek Cypriot side will determine the future of the negotiations” Stating that the progress of the negotiations will be determined by the Greek Cypriot side, President Mustafa Akıncı said that it will… Continue reading

2017 Cyprus Peace talks lead to Enosis issue and a readers despair

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By Chris Elliott……. We receive many comments on articles we publish and we have received the following comment which is so well written and making a point that so many Turkish Cypriots and… Continue reading

TRNC News 15.2.2017 Turkish Foreign Ministry statement re Greek Cypriot Enosis decision

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Turkish Foreign Ministry issues statement regarding Greek Cypriot Enosis decision Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a statement in response to the decision by the Greek Cypriot parliament to mark the 1950 Enosis Plebiscite… Continue reading

TRNC News 14.2.2017 – Akinci: “Negotiations will lose their meaning if no steps taken on enosis issue”

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Akıncı: “The negotiations will lose their meaning if no steps are taken on enosis issue” President Mustafa Akıncı has expressed his disappointment regarding the decision by the Greek Cypriot parliament to mark the… Continue reading

TRNC News 13.2.2017 : Akinci condemns vote to celebrate Enosis referendum

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Akıncı condemns vote to celebrate Enosis referendum President Mustafa Akıncı has condemned the decision taken by the Greek Cypriot Parliament to mark the 1950 Enosis referendum in schools. He stated, “Even though the… Continue reading