Turkish Cyprus

Turkey singles out two-state formula to resolve Cyprus problem

Turkey will not negotiate anything but the two-state formula for resolving the decades-old deadlock in Cyprus, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, slamming both Greece and Greek Cyprus for their continued ignorance of the presence and rights of the Turkish Cypriot community on the island.

Turkey, Turkish Cyprus to discuss upcoming 5+1 format talks

Turkey and Turkish Cyprus will seek to coordinate their positions concerning the future steps to be taken for resolving the Cyprus problem before 5+1 format talks as Ankara urged the United Nations to stop relying on "a tested and exhausted process" that has failed to resolve the Cyprus dispute for "more than 50 years."

Bodies of Turkish Cypriots still waiting in London mosque

The bodies of 18 Turkish Cypriots who are due to be sent back to their homeland are still being held in a London mosque weeks after their deaths.
Turkish Cypriots in the United Kingdom, one of the communities most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, are holding the bodies in a Hackney mosque in east London to fulfill the will of their relatives who lost their lives.

Forest fire breaks out in Turkish Cyprus amid high temperature

A forest fire broke out in Turkish Cyprus' northwestern town of Tepebaşı, as heat waves continued to grip the island.
The fire occurred in forestland in the area, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı said the fire was partially under control, but it would create massive environmental damage.
Akıncı noted it was too soon to say what the cause was.

Top Turkish officials slam Turkish Cypriot leader for remarks

Senior Turkish officials on Feb. 8 condemned the remarks by Mustafa Akıncı, the leader of Turkish Cyprus in a British daily.         

The condemnations came after Akıncı talked to The Guardian about the long-standing reunification efforts in Cyprus island.         

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