Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted to the decision of the Greek Cypriot side not to participate in the Talks of the UN negotiation process

Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted to the decision of the Greek Cypriot side not to participate in the talks of the UN negotiation process which resumed on 11 February 2014. In the Ministry’s statement it was stressed that  the Cyprus problem cannot be settled only through the  efforts of the Turkish Cypriot side and guarantor Turkey. It is also said in the statement that, “The attempts of the Greek Cypriot Administration to unilaterally make use of the natural resources of the Island, motivated by the illusion that it is the soleRead 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

Cyprus issue

President Eroğlu : “We can accomplish a result with an understanding of reciprocal give and take” President Derviş Eroğlu pointed out that there are major differences between the Greek Cypriot side and the Turkish Cypriot side and he said that result can be accomplished with reciprocal give-and-take not with exaggerated demands. President Eroglu has gone to New York in order to make various contacts. Answering a question whether meeting of Foreign Ministers of Organization of the Islamic Cooperation will be realized in TRNC Eroğlu indicated that OIC Secretary General isRead More

“Best route for Israeli gas is Turkey” says experts

According to experts although Israel indicates Greece as the route for selling its natural gas to Europe,  Turkey remains the most feasible route. Although Israel will not be able to drill the gas found in Leviathan gas field before 2017,  the talks and agreements made  in this regard draws attention . Following the agreement made with Jordan, Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Avigdor Liberman stated that they could sell gas to Southeastern  European countries and  a 20-30 billion-dollar pipeline will be constructed via Cyprus and Greece for transferring gas to Europe.Read More

Turkish water is free but electricity to pump it must be paid for

Speaking to BRT as the sea phase of the Turkish Water Project comes to an end, Hamit Bakırcı, the TRNC Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, said that the land phase will be completed in December this year. “By the end of 2015,” he said, “the water will reach homes throughout all of the TRNC.” He added that they had completed the piping to Nicosia so that now we will move on to the pipe installations from Kyrenia to Tatlisu and then to Famagusta and Iskele. More importantly, he said thatRead More