Greek Cypriot administration

Turkey rejects European Parliament resolution on Cyprus

Turkey on Nov. 27 rejected a "non-binding" resolution by the European Parliament against Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on the Varosha and Cyprus issues.

"We completely reject the non-binding resolution adopted by the MEPs on our country and the TRNC," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy in a statement.

Turkey calls on Greece for dialogue on East Med

A spokesman for the Turkish foreign ministry criticized Greece's foreign minister on Nov. 24 for adopting an accusing and threatening tone instead of working to solve tensions between Athens and Ankara through dialogue.

"Unfortunately, the constructive attitude and steps taken since August to show good intentions have not been responded," Hami Aksoy said in a statement.

Top diplomat Çavuşoğlu discusses E Med with counterparts

Turkey's foreign minister held phone conversations with his Hungarian, Lithuanian and Bulgarian counterparts on Aug. 13, according to a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto discussed recent matters related to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey criticizes UK for not consulting Ankara on regulation of British bases in Greek Cyprus

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy on June 12 criticized the U.K. for not consulting the Turkish Cypriot administration and Ankara regarding a regulation of the use of properties on British bases by their owners, which the official said means a "change of the status" in the region of the bases.

We are ready to discuss maritime borders with Turkey, says Greek PM

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his readiness on June 11 to discuss the delimitation of maritime zones with Turkey. 

"Greece is always open to a dialogue with Turkey to delimitate the maritime zones," Mitsotakis told an economic forum in the capital Athens.

Turkey in favor of talks to defuse tensions: Defense minister

Turkey wants to solve all problems in the Aegean Sea, Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus in accordance with international law, said the country's defense minister.

Hulusi Akar, flanked by Chief of General Staff Yaşar Güler and top military commanders, arrived at Turkey's border with Syria for a meeting on June 6. 

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