Derviş Eroğlu


“Greek Cypriot side should return to the negotiation table without setting preconditions”

President Dr. Derviş Eroglu stated that the Greek Cypriot side left the negotiation table with intrigues and therefore should return  without setting any preconditions.  President expressed that Turkish Cypriot side will be happy if UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide convinced Greek Cypriot side to return to the  negotiation table following his visits to Ankara, Athens and Cyprus at the beginning of November. Eroglu pointed out that the Greek Cypriot side, which did not leave the negotiation table before when Piri Reis Seismic Exploration Vessel wasRead More

“We are watching every step taken by Greek Cypriots and Greeks”


President Dr. Dervis Eroglu stated that every step taken by Greek Cypriots and Greeks are being watched and necessary evaluations are made moment to moment together with Turkey. Eroglu reiterated his call to the Greek Cypriot side to return back to the  negotiation table  instead of creating  tension and later  trying to take advantage of it. Reminding that there is a Continental Shelf Limitation Agreement  between Turkish  Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkey, Eroglu stated that Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa’s operations are  within the scope of authority transfer made to Turkish PetroleumRead More

RoC sole owner of the island?


President Derviş Eroğlu pointed out that the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades wrongly assumes the Greek Cypriot side as the sole owner of the island and sovereignty only belonged to them and added: “If it was the case there wouldn’t be any need for negotiations”. Eroğlu indicated that the reason of the dilemma Anastasiades faced recently can be explained by his unwillingness to start the give-and-take process in the negotiations and lack of political will in reaching a comprehensive settlement. Eroğlu said that from now on the international community isRead More

Is Anastasiades using an excuse for his unilateral withdrawal from talks?


Does RoC president still think he governs the whole island? Is he saying that he will not talk to Eroğlu until Turkey obeys him? It was announced earlier this week by Cyprus News Agency [CAN] and Cyprus Mail that the Greek Cypriot President of the Republic of Cyprus [RoC], Nicos Anastasiades, has pulled out of talks with the Turkish Cypriot President Derviş Eroğlu for the time being. The announcement was made by AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou after a meeting at the palace with South Cyprus political party leaders. The island’sRead More

Greek side has decided to withdraw from negotiations

The RoC has decided to withdraw from the negotiations after Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades reached a consensus with the Greek Cypriot political parties. It will be recalled that the Greek Cypriot side took the decision to start and continue natural gas explorations unilaterally and rejected the Turkish Cypriot side’s proposal of setting up a joint committee on hydrocarbons. Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades who left the negotiation table some time ago upon getting angry with the proposals put forward by the Turkish Cypriot side this time withdrew from the negotiations claiming  TurkishRead More

President Eroğlu: “We will demand from UN Secretary General to interfere more actively in negotiations”

President Derviş Eroğlu stated that during his meeting with the UN Secretary General, he would demand the UN Secretary General to interfere more actively in negotiations in order to reach a result and to organise one or two Cyprus summits with this aim. Responding the questions of journalist Hasan Hastürer in New York, President Eroğlu said “As the Turkish Cypriot side, we will not abandon the convergences reached between the two sides before”. In his statement, Eroğlu also reminded that after taking over his duty as the President, he sentRead More

Leaders agreed to proceed to the next phase

During last week’s meeting, President Derviş Eroğlu and Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiadis agreed to proceed to the next phase of negotiations. Following the meeting, UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus,  Eide stated that leaders’ meeting was held in a friendly and constructive atmosphere and they agreed on a joint text regarding the next phase of the negotiations. Stating that leaders reviewed the current phase, Eide said  it is also mutually agreed that negotiators and negotiation delegations completed submitting their proposals on all issues. Furthermore, Eide said that both leadersRead More


President Eroğlu met with Assembly platform President Derviş Eroğlu met with Assembly Platform which is formed of the leaders and the representatives of the political parties that are represented in the TRNC Assembly. At the meeting, President Eroğlu informed the Assembly platform about the latest developments of Cyprus issue and the demands put forth by the Greek Cypriot side. Following the meeting, the leaders and representatives of the political parties underlined that Turkish Cypriot side has always been at the negotiation table with the purpose of reaching  a solution, andRead More

Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades does not accept agreements made in the past

President Derviş Eroğlu, during one of his meetings yesterday, stated that the Annan Plan was not accepted and therefore the two sides continue to meet at the negotiation table. President Eroğlu added that  the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades stands at a point where he does not even accept the agreements reached in the past. Eroğlu also stated that a technical committee was established  to deal with the  opening of new  gates  which  is almost non functional. President Eroğlu noted that opening of Aplıç border gate will benefit Greek Cypriots more  than Read More