Ersin Tatar

Nation marks 99th anniversary of Republic Day

Türkiye celebrates the 99th anniversary of Republic Day on Oct. 29 with official ceremonies and a series of events held throughout the country, its representations abroad and Turkish Cyprus.

Celebrations began with state officials' visit to Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in the capital Ankara.

Ankara condemns US for lifting arms embargo on Greek Cyprus

Türkiye has strongly condemned the expansion of the scope of the decision taken by the U.S. in September 2020 to lift the arms embargo on Greek Cyprus, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has said.

In a statement issued on Sept. 17, the ministry highlighted that the country "fully supports" the reaction of Turkish Cyprus authorities regarding the decision.

Tatar criticizes Greek Cypriots over PKK terrorist organization

Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar criticized the activities of the Greek Cypriot administration while speaking at an event in Kyrenia on June 19.

"Although Greek Cypriots talk about peace and neighborly relations, they continue their discontent and immoral activities against Türkiye," he said.

Two ex-EOKA militants confess to killing Turks in 1960s on TV

Speaking at a TV interview, two former hitmen of the Greek Cypriot terror organization EOKA have confessed to killing some 68 Turks and "throwing them into a pit" in the 1960s.

"We killed 10 Turks for each lost Greek Cypriot," Neoptolemos Leftis and Athos Petridis, who are in their 80s today, told the Omega TV on May 26.