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Cyprus ‘Needs Two-State Solution’ Turkish Cypriot Leader Tells UN Chief

The only realistic option for Cyprus is the acceptance of a two-state solution, the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said he told the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday. Tatar, who heads a government recognized only by Turkey and a...

Turkish Cypriot Leader Slams Sen. Menendez for Cyprus Remarks

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar condemned Senator Bob Menendez' remarks on Monday when he was given the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III, Cyprus' highest civilian award, in Nicosia. Ersin Tatar, the leader of the occupied northern part of...

Does Hardliner's Victory Signify End of Peace Talks in Cyprus?

The victory of Ersin Tatar in the presidential election for the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus on Sunday has analysts predicting further strain with the Cypriot government and a likely end to reunification talks. Tatar, a hardliner, is Recep Tayyip...

Turkish Cypriot Hardliner Wins Elections in Occupied Territory

Ersin Tatar, a hardline Turkish Cypriot politician who favors closer ties with Turkey, on Sunday won the election to lead a country that is only recognized by Ankara among all the nations of the world. Turkish Cypriot broadcaster BRT says...

Turkey to Open Cyprus' Occupied Town, Further Fueling East Med Tensions

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot self-declared government announced on Tuesday that they will open the beach town of Varosha or Varosia on Cyprus, which has remained empty and abandoned since the illegal invasion of Cyprus by Turkey in 1974. Ersin...