Military history of Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot leader points to rise of far right in southern Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot President Ersin Tatar said May 31 there was a significant increase in votes for the far-right ultra-nationalist National Popular Front (ELAM) in the latest legislative elections in the Greek Administration of Southern Cyprus (GASC). 

The leader of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was speaking to Anadolu Agency on the results of the polls held Sunday.

New Cyprus talks should begin with 2 states, not communities: Erdoğan

Turkey's president on May 22 spoke virtually at the opening ceremony of an irrigation tunnel to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), commenting on the Cyprus issue.

"If there are to be new talks on Cyprus, these should no longer bebetween the two communities, but between the two states," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said via live video link to the site of the event in the TRNC."

No new negotiations at Geneva talks on Cyprus: FM Çavuşoğlu

Turkey's foreign minister on April 16 reaffirmed that the upcoming Geneva talks on the Cyprus issue will be an informal one.

"The meeting in Geneva will be informal. There will be no new negotiations to be held there," Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said at a joint news conference with Ersin Tatar, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.