“Our flags and the TRNC are our sanctuaries," says Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar.
November 17 commemorates a student occupation of the Athens Polytechnic University, which was brutally crushed by the military junta then ruling Greece, killing many protesters.
Ersin Tatar says the Turkish Cypriots will not step down from a two-state solution for the Cyprus dispute and welcomed the Organization of Turkic States's decision to admit TRNC as an observer state.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announces the admission of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to the Organisation of Turkic States.
Moscow has long sought to build alternate gas routes such as Türkiye to supply energy to Western countries and decrease its dependency on European pipeline tracks.
Cyprus has been mired in a decades-long dispute between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots despite a series of diplomatic efforts by the UN to achieve a comprehensive settlement.
Asked whether there is a plan to set up a Turkish military base in the northeastern Karpas peninsula in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Erdogan said Turkish drones may also be sent to the region.
Ankara calls on Washington to reconsider its decision to lift defence trade restrictions on the Greek Cypriot administration for 2023 fiscal year and instead "pursue a balanced policy towards the two sides on the Island".
Captain Topel’s plane was shot down on August 8, 1964 during a mission to support Turkish Cypriots against Greek aggression on the island.
The military operation repelled the genocidal Greece-backed militias who were baying for the blood of Turkish Cypriots.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says sharing natural resources should be a strong incentive to seek mutually acceptable solutions for Turkish and Greek Cypriot administrations.
In an exclusive interview with TRT World, TRNC Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertugruloglu said the global body’s biased actions have made it impossible to find a negotiated settlement.
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