Tag: TRNC-UK relations

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President Tatar has working dinner with top British diplomats Lillie and Sharma

Ersin Tatar, the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has met with British High Commissioner Stephen Lillie and senior British diplomat Ajay Sharma. The three men came together for a working dinner on Thursday evening, 21 January, to discuss the UK’s bilateral relations with North Cyprus, according to a statement from the […]

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UK government claims it can’t permit direct flights to North Cyprus as would “breach international law”

The British government has responded negatively to a petition on the UK Parliament website calling for direct flights to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The response, penned by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), said the “UK Government has no plans to authorise direct flights between the UK and the north of […]

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CTCA sounds alarm bells after Britain “undermines” Turkish Cypriots’ political rights

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) has launched a campaign to stop plans for commercial and residential development on Turkish Cypriot property in Britain’s Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) in Cyprus, calling the plans “unlawful”. The CTCA accuses the UK government of “deliberately undermining” Turkish Cypriot legal and political rights in order to move […]

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British Government snubs TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı

  Despite being a Guarantor Power to Cyprus, neither the British Prime Minister nor Foreign Minister have extended an official invitation to Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı to visit London in the two-and-a-half years he has been President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, peers and guests were told at a special briefing at […]