Eastern Mediterranean

Turkish FM calls on international community to take chance on Cyprus issue

Following recent attempts to relaunch talks aimed to resolve the Cyprus dispute, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has called on the international community to "take a chance," while recalling that Turkish Cyprus has taken a position for a two-state solution in the last meeting in Genova.

Turkish Cypriot leader calls on EU leaders to 'see realities' of Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar called on EU leaders on June 25 to "see the realities" on the island.

"I once again call on them (EU leaders) to see the realities of Cyprus," Tatar told reporters following a meeting with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Brussels.

Turkish vice president meets Turkish Cypriot prime minister

The Turkish vice president on June 23 said Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) should work toward building a self-sufficient TRNC.

Fuat Oktay spoke at a joint press conference with TRNC Prime Minister Ersan Saner following their meeting at the presidential complex in capital Ankara.

Turkey sends 50,000 more COVID vaccine doses to Northern Cyprus

Turkey sent 50,000 additional doses of a coronavirus vaccine to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on June 21. 

A Health Ministry plane carrying the doses landed at Ercan International Airport in Lefkosa, where officials from the TRNC's Health Ministry received the shipment.

With the latest delivery, Turkey has provided the TRNC with 290,000 vaccine doses to date.