Economy and Energy Minister Sunat Atun has said that current research and evaluations in the energy and natural resources sector, including the building of energy pipelines, will enable the TRNC to contribute its unique experiences to the debate, in a similar fashion to the Taiwan model.

Speaking at an energy conference in İstanbul, Minister Atun stated that many of the conflicts in the region revolved around energy, explaining that this is not only confined to petrol and natural gas but also includes water. Minister Atun also mentioned that the TRNC currently collaborates closely on global energy projects with Turkey.

Stating that underwater pipelines carrying water from Turkey to the TRNC have been laid as part of a water supply project, Atun said, “The project began in 2010 and was completed in 2015. South Cyprus was also considered within the scope of this project as we wish to share our resources with the South for humanitarian reasons, but there are also important political reasons for this decision. This project has the potential to extend to Jordan and Israel, solving the water-shortage problem in the region. In this respect, the reach of the project will be global in nature.”

Müftüoğlu: Greek Cypriot administration’s UN letter has “no validity with regards to Turkey”

Ambassador Hüseyin Müftüoğlu, the spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, stated that the TRNC authorities would give the necessary response to the Greek Cypriot government’s letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, which – according to Müftüoğlu – has no validity with regards to Turkey.

In his written statement, Müftüoğlu stated that the Greek Cypriot representative in New York had issued a letter to the UN Secretary-General on 3 October which has been published as UN Security Council document “S / 2017/831”:

“It is well known that we do not recognise the Greek Cypriot administration therefore the aforementioned letter has no importance or validity with regards to our country.

The unfounded claims in the letter are not worthy of attention. Opinions expressed in the letter relating to the island, however, will be responded to by the real and only collocutor of the Greek Cypriot side – the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.”

North Cyprus Beekeepers Union represented at APIMONDIA 2017

This week, a delegation from the North Cyprus Beekeepers Union attended the World Beekeepers Congress (APIMONDIA 2017) organised in İstanbul.

The North Cyprus Beekeepers Union had a stand at the congress, where it also gave a presentation.

The agreements signed during the congress with other national unions – including Romania, Hungary, and Ukraine – envisage greater international cooperation on this issue.

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