TRNC News 5th November 2018


  1. Özersay met with Başçeri …
  2. Erdoğan: “Usurping the natural gas in the Mediterranean is unacceptable” …
  3. Ataoğlu in the UK …

Özersay met with Başçeri

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay met with the newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Lefkoşa Ali Murat Başçeri.

Ambassador Başçeri paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay.   Özersay thanked Başçeri for his visit.

Stating that he had already worked in a fruitful and compatible way on several occasions with the new Ambassador, Özersay expressed his belief that the current good relations between the TRNC and Turkey will continue to be improved and congratulated Başçeri for his new position and wished him success.

Erdoğan: “Usurping the natural gas in the Mediterranean is unacceptable”

Speaking at a ceremony marking the delivery of TCG Burgazada corvette, the third ship for Turkey’s MILGEM project and a new type of submarine called Aydınreis, President of the Turkish Republic Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Ankara will never allow attempts to extract natural resources from the Eastern Mediterranean to succeed, without including Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

Ataoğlu in the UK

Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu held contacts in London where he visited to attend the World Travel Market 2018 Tourism Fair.

Ataoğlu, firstly visited TRNC London Representative Office and met with TRNC Representative to London Oya Tuncalı. Ataoğlu also held a meeting with Turkish press members in London.

Expressing that they attend many international events in spite of embargoes imposed on the TRNC, the direct flight embargo and the Greek Cypriot side’s obstacles, Ataoğlu said that the TRNC stand will be represented in the best way at the World Tourism Fair, as on other occasions.

Adding that they have started initiatives with Turkish Airlines and other stakeholders to include different destinations, Ataoğlu said “We will continue to increase these initiatives in the following process. Our aim is to promote TRNC tourism, which is one of the prominent sectors of North Cyprus, to the highest level.

Furthermore, Ataoğlu visited non-governmental organisations in London. Visiting the Turkish Cypriot Community Association and Turkish Cypriot Youth Association, Ataoğlu attended the signing ceremony organised for sponsors of the 2018-2019 season by the Turkish Community Football Federation in the UK.