Özdil Nami


Foreign Minister Nami met with Pittella

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami met a week last Wednesday with Gianni Pittella, President of the European Parliament Socialists and Democrats Group, within the framework of his contacts in Brussels. Foreign Minister Nami informed Pittella that the Cyprus negotiations have reached an impasse with the withdrawal of the Greek Cypriot leader from the negotiating table, and called on the European Union to take initiatives to enable the negotiations on the Island to recommence. Nami further stated that it is unacceptable for the negotiations to be suspended for any reason, that the raised tensionsRead More

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami: “Suspension of negotiations is shocking”


Foreign Minister Özdil Nami: “Significance of reaching a settlement has become apparent”   Foreign Minister Özdil Nami expressed that suspension of the negotiations constitutes a shocking development and has led all involved to become concerned. Özdil Nami also mentioned that the significance of finding a settlement to the Cyprus issue has become more apparent, particularly in light of the threats created by the instability in the overall region. Speaking before the General Assembly of the Parliament, Foreign Minister Nami stated that it is an unacceptable approach for the Greek Cypriot leadershipRead More

Nami takes part in a panel discussion at Yale University


Last Tuesday, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami spoke at a panel discussion organized by Turkish students of Yale University. Minister Nami, who is the first Turkish Cypriot Minister to speak at Yale University, made a presentation about the Cyprus issue and answered the questions of students and academicians. During his speech, Nami emphasized that the Cyprus issue has been one of the oldest agenda items of the United Nations and expressed that since the start of negations in 1968, numerous rounds of talks have been held to find a mutually acceptableRead More

Ozdil Nami expresses his views and concerns via The Washington Times


Özdil Nami – Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Dear Reader, I would like to provide you with information regarding the on-going negotiation process in Cyprus between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot sides and also provide general information about our country. In order to fully comprehend the reasons behind the Cyprus problem and the negotiation process to find a lasting settlement, it is necessary to have an understanding about the genesis of the problem. The Republic of Cyprus was founded in 1960 in accordance with international treaties. The Turkish Cypriot andRead More

Özdil Nami meets with Jeffrey Feltman and Herve Ladsous

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami met with Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, and Herve Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations of the UN Secretary-General, within the framework of his contacts in New York. At the meeting with Feltman, Foreign Minister Nami expressed his expectation that the comprehensive negotiations will gain new impetus with the appointment of Espen Barth Eide, the new Special Advisor on Cyprus, and emphasized the significance of maintaining the previously reached convergences between the two sides in order to move the process forward. Foreign Minister Nami also reiteratedRead More

Foreign Minister Nami meets with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia, Beileh

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami has met with Abdirrahman Dualeh Beileh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia, within the framework of his New York contacts. At the meeting which took place yesterday, Foreign Minister Nami conveyed information to Foreign Minister Beileh of the brotherly Muslim country of Somalia pertaining to the latest stage reached at the Cyprus issue, as well as education opportunities in the TRNC. Foreign Minister Nami also kindly requested that Somali Foreign Minister Beileh convey the Turkish Cypriot position at various platforms where Turkish Cypriots are not ableRead More

Nami meets with Füle


Foreign Minister Özdil Nami had met with Stefan Füle, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies in Brussels, last Monday. At the meeting which took place in a friendly atmosphere, Minister Nami conveyed to Commissioner Füle his thoughts regarding the on-going negotiation process on the Island, and particularly expressed that with the appointment of Mr. Espen Barth Eide, the UN Secretary-General’s new Advisor on Cyprus, the hope has emerged that the negotiation process will gain new momentum. Minister Nami expressed his concern regarding the transference of the Turkish Cypriot TaskRead More

Minister Nami meets with UK Minister of State Lidington

Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami met yesterday with the Rt. Hon. David Lidington, Minister of State for Europe, of the United Kingdom. During the meeting which lasted nearly an hour, Minister Nami described the current stage of the negotiation process, along with the various challenges of the process and reasons behind its stagnation. Foreign Minister Nami expressed it is incomprehensible that the Greek Cypriot side does not respect the previously reached convergences and disregards them. Minister Nami also explained that such approaches of the Greek Cypriot side are obstructingRead More

Baroness Meral Ece: “I Met Ozdil Nami on Monday, and we had a chance to discuss how we in the UK Parliament can support these efforts for peace, and to end the isolation of Turkish Cypriots.”


Within the framework of his contacts in London Foreign Minister Özdil Nami met with Chairman of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for the  Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Lord Sharkey and Deputy Chair Baroness Meral Ece yesterday. Nami briefed Sharkey and Ece about the latest stage reached at the Cyprus negotiation process. At the meeting, Foreign Minister Nami underlined that his main aim is to learn, as one of the interested parties, the UK Government’s views about the stalemate reached at the negotiations and how it could be overcomed andRead More

Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami met with UK Minister of Justice Hughes

Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami met with UK Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties and Deputy Leader of Liberal Democrats Rt. Hon. Simon Hughes within the framework of his contacts which started in London on Monday. The Cyprus problem and negotiation process were discussed during the meeting of Nami and Hughes. Minister Nami underlined that the reason of deadlocks at the negotiation process is that the past convergences adopted by Talat-Christofias are accepted by Turkish Cypriot side but not by leader of Greek Cypriot side Anastasiadis. NamiRead More