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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 Cypriots Rally Against Erdogan's Plan for a Picnic at Varosha

Hundreds of Turkish Cypriots took to the streets in occupied Nicosia on Tuesday to protest Turkey's "interference" days before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit the resort of Varosha, which was illegally opened last month. Erdogan has promised...

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 Proposes Halt to All Drilling Activities on Cyprus Until Island's Reunification

Responding to Italy's recent remarks that the EU should sanction Turkey for its behavior inside Cyprus' maritime borders, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a long statement on Thursday which basically asked Cyprus to stop its drilling activities. 'We consider the...

Turkish Cypriot Official Claims Ghost Town of Famagusta Will Reopen in Ten Years

Ersin Tatar, the so-called ''Prime Minister'' of the illegally occupied northern part of Cyprus said on Friday in Ankara that his ''administration's'' plan to re-open the fenced-off town of Varosha in Famagusta ''will be completed in the next ten...

Cyprus to Bring Turkish Plans for "Ghost Town" of Varosha to EU's Highest Level

The Republic of Cyprus is ready to place the issue of the illegal Turkish plans to occupy the ''ghost town' of Varosha, near the line that separates Cyprus, before the EU's highest level at the upcoming European Council, it was...

Turkish Defense Minister Says ''If Needed, Cyprus' 1974 Will Be Repeated''

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar made a provocative statement threatening the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus while speaking at a ceremony for the promotion of senior military personnel in Turkey on Friday. Speaking in front of the officers, Akar...

Turkish FM Says His Country Will Not Accept Usurpation of Turkish Cypriot Rights

The Turkish Foreign Minister Hulusi Akar was in the occupied part of Cyprus on Thursday, where he made a statement during a celebration of what the Turks call ''Erenköy Resistance.'' This refers to the battle of Tillyria, the armed...