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.
Maras had virtually become a ghost town as it remained cut off from the world for some 46 years until it was partially reopened to the public in October 2020.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and its principal backer Turkiye criticise UNSC for extending its peacekeeping mission on the divided island for six more months without seeking Turkish Cypriots' consent.
Cairo and Ankara need to agree on a new messaging strategy that appeals to both countries’ domestic audiences to be able to take effective steps towards normalisation.
Unless the EU lends conditional support to Greece and Greek Cypriots, it will only further increase tensions and prevent a resolution to the conflict.
"The coalition government is no longer sustainable," Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus PM Ersan Saner says after the tripartite alliance lost its parliamentary majority.
Taliban’s approach is not how Muslims should deal with one another, Turkish President Erdogan says, adding, Ankara is planning talks with the group on running Kabul airport after US troops withdraw.
Only a two-state solution can ensure equal rights for the rights of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with its southern neighbour, Turkey's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun says in an interview with Greek media.
Turkish Cypriot President Tatar says official talks on future of Cyprus meaningless without recognition of equality of both sides as sovereign states, with Greek Cypriots wanting a bizonal, bi-communal federation with political equality.
At the UN-led meeting, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara supports a two-state solution to the island with a sustainable settlement only achievable based on ground realities.
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