TRNC News 21.6.2017 Ertuğruloğlu received by Turkish President Erdoğan


Minister Ertuğruloğlu was received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday in Ankara, where he travelled to hold meetings ahead of the Cyprus Conference, which will start on 28 June in Switzerland.

During the meeting held at the Turkish Presidency, the Cyprus negotiation process was discussed ahead of the Cyprus Conference in Crans-Montana. The delegations also attended the meeting which lasted for around one hour.

Foreign Minister Ertuğruloğlu also met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara the previous day.

Yıldırım: Solution should be reached “as a whole”

Stating that the leaders have to compromise on some issues at the Cyprus Conference in Switzerland, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that they do not approve of an approach that separates the discussion of the security and guarantees issue from the other issues.  Yıldırım said that the solution should be reached “as a whole”.

The Turkish Prime Minister also said that the Cyprus issue was discussed during his meetings in Greece.

He said, “It is still uncertain whether the circumstances will allow the participation of the Prime Ministers of the guarantor countries Turkey and Greece in the meeting in Crans-Montana on 28 June. Cypriot leaders will have to make compromises on some issues. The issues of governance, territory, population, relationships with the EU and freedom following unification should be discussed and solved as a package.  It is not certain yet if that would be possible in such a short time. We will follow the process and make any positive contributions towards reaching a solution”.

Eide to hold press conference in Geneva on 27 June

Ahead of the reconvening of the Cyprus Conference on 28 June, the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide will hold a press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva.

According to a written statement issued by the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, the Cyprus Conference will reconvene in Crans-Montana on 28 June in line with the memorandum issued following the meeting between the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the leaders in New York on 4 June.

Turkish Cypriot pianist Zehra Mirana Faiz gives concert in Hong Kong

Turkish Cypriot artist Zehra Mirana Faiz has given a piano concert in Hong Kong. Faiz represented North Cyprus at the international concert at City Hall, playing to great acclaim.

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