“Our flags and the TRNC are our sanctuaries," says Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar.
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.
Current issues concerning the Turkic world and areas of cooperation were discussed in detail during the 2022 Organization of Turkic States summit, Türkiye's President Erdogan said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announces the admission of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to the Organisation of Turkic States.
In a wide-ranging interview with a local broadcaster, Türkiye's President Erdogan says US decision to lift arms embargo on Greek Cypriot administration will not go unanswered and vows to take all steps to protect Turkish Cypriots.
Moscow is said to be in talks with both TRNC and Ankara on a possible flight path and inauguration of flights could also potentially mark a step toward Russia's recognition of the Turkish Cypriot state.
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 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has lost faith in the one-state solution as Greek Cypriots refuse to treat the Turkish Cypriots as equal partners, says Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertugruloglu.
Athens has long harboured ambitions to make Cyprus part of the Greek territory like Crete and other islands in the Aegean Sea, causing obstacles to resolving old territorial issues with Ankara, according to experts.
Türkiye's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar stressed that the country "prevented a massacre" in its 1974 peace operation after a Greek lawmaker accused Ankara of occupying the northern part of Cyprus.
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu reiterated support for a two-state solution for Cyprus in a visit to Lefkosa, capital of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Türkiye is ‘working to make everyone accept the sovereignty of the Turkish Cypriots,’ says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
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