Turkish Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Cyprus Affairs Recep Akdağ stated recently that South Cyprus has become the spoiled child of the West.

Commenting on the Cyprus issue, Akdağ said: “The TRNC is a strategic area for Turkey. Moreover, our brothers live there. South Cyprus has become the spoiled child of the West and this is why the Cyprus problem has not been solved so far. They have caused a deadlock in  relations with the European Union. As a result the negotiations end without reaching a solution each time.”

Akdağ also commented on relations between Turkey and the TRNC and highlighted that the TRNC has an important potential for growth and development.

Ertuğruloğlu condemns terror attack in New York

TRNC Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu has condemned the New York terror attack that caused the death of eight people in Manhattan on Tuesday.

In his statement, Ertuğruloğlu said that terrorism is a crime against humanity and condemned this brutal attack against innocent people. The Foreign Minister also offered his condolences to those that were affected by the attack, in which eight people were killed and at least 11 injured when a gunman opened fire after running a truck into a cycle path near the World Trade Centre in Lower Manhattan.

South Cyprus is involved in US money laundering scandal

It has emerged that South Cyprus has been implicated in the ongoing money laundering scandal in the United States involving US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates.

 

The Greek Cypriot daily newspaper Fileleftheros reported that both Manafort and Gates were accused of using offshore companies in South Cyprus, the Seychelles, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to launder money.

The newspaper also reported that there were 200 cases reported regarding the purchase of expensive property, luxury vehicles and antiques in the United States through 12 companies registered in South Cyprus.

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