Official Statements

Regarding the terrorist attack in Ankara

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement and condemned the terrorist attack in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. The statement is as follows:  “The outrageous attack carried out in the capital of Turkey, Ankara, which caused loss of many lives deeply saddens the Turkish Cypriot People. We share the grief of Turkey and also [...]

Regarding the Refugee Issue

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following closely the saddening and disconcerting incidents related to the migration of refugees which have lost the security of life due to the current civil unrest in Syria, as well as internal problems in other countries in the region. It is overwhelmingly clear that the refugee crisis which has [...]

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Çolak met with Çavuşoğlu

Foreign Minister Emine Çolak had a meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in İstanbul. Çolak and Çavuşoğlu exchanged their views on the Cyprus negotiation process at the İstanbul Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sarıyer.  The meeting was closed to the press. [...]

 “The decision is a gesture and a message”

Foreign Minister Emine Çolak interpreted European Commission’s transferring the desk, which has been created for the implementation of the EU Financial Aid Programme and to help the Turkish Cypriots to prepare the EU acquis, to the Structural Reforms Support Services General Secretariat as a gesture and a message. In her assessments to BRT, Minister Çolak [...]

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