TRNC News Today 21st January



Foreign Minister Özdil Nami has indicated that the pessimistic and negative atmosphere that is being created regarding the Cyprus issue will change in the coming days. The Foreign Minister took part in a program broadcast on BRT and made evaluations regarding the Cyprus Ozdil Nami 3problem.

Referring to articles that have been reflected in the press that the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser for Cyprus – Alexander Downer is leaving his duty, Mr Nami said that the meetings the Australian diplomat is holding with the two leaders’ representatives on the island is a great indication that the process is still continuing.

The Foreign Minister also touched upon the briefing that will be given by the Australian diplomat to the UN Security Council by saying ‘what Mr Downer says during the briefing is very important with regard to the future of the talks’.

Mr Nami also denied claims that problems exist between the Foreign Ministry and the Presidency and said ‘we are working in full harmony with the President’.


CTP-BG Secretary General – Kutlay Erk stated that Turkish Cypriots have two seats in the European Parliament and these seats Kutlay Erkare under invasion and occupation by the Greek Cypriots.

Erk said ‘The European Union should take initiatives and find a solution for the Turkish Cypriots’ having these seats. EP seats of the Turkish Cypriots should be represented by their own representatives elected by their own elections. We demand from the EU to find a solution for this issue. Turkish Cypriots should be represented at observer status in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Other kinds of solutions are against the Cyprus Republic Constitution’.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office