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“TRNC will not be Gaza” declares Turkish Cypriot President Tatar

Ersin Tatar, the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has made clear he has no intention of risking the security of his country by dispensing with the vital 1960 Agreements that allows Turkish troops on the island to protect Turkish Cypriots. Reviewing events in nearby Palestine and Israel, where there have been hundreds […]

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‘Greek bias’ costs EU observer role at upcoming Cyprus Talks

Josep Borrell’s visit to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus on Friday didn’t generate the results he was hoping for, after the Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar rebuffed his efforts for the European Union to attend as observers at the upcoming Cyprus summit. President Tatar issued a statement following his 5 March meeting with the […]

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UN to host informal talks about the future of Cyprus in Geneva in April

The United Nations has confirmed the date and location for an informal meeting to discuss the future of the island of Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots, and the island’s three Guarantor Powers, Britain, Turkey and Greece, will meet in Geneva between 27 and 29 April 2021. “The purpose of the meeting will be to […]

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“Labour only cares about Greek Cypriots” – UK Turkish Cypriots blast Shadow Ministers’ letter to Foreign Secretary

Labour stands accused of “anti-Turkish bias” after a letter about Cyprus sent by Shadow Ministers Fabian Hamilton and Catherine West to Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, used offensive language and failed to incorporate Turkish Cypriot views. Hamilton, the Shadow Minister for Peace & Disarmament, and West, the Shadow Minister for Europe and the Americas, incensed […]

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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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South Cyprus under fire for discriminatory vaccination policy

The Greek Cypriot authorities have come under fire for implementing a discriminatory policy on the COVID-19 vaccines that are due to be delivered to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) this week. Turkish Cypriots are set to receive two thousand Pfizer BioNTech vaccines sent by the European Union (EU) via South Cyprus, but accusations […]