Military history of Cyprus

Turkey urges UN to shun 'tested, exhausted' Cyprus process

Turkey on Jan. 30 voiced support for the stance taken by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) against the U.N.'s decision to extend the mandate of a peacekeeping mission on the island.

Ankara also called on the global body to stop relying on "a tested and exhausted process" that has failed to resolve the Cyprus dispute for "more than 50 years."

Turkish Cypriot president receives UN envoy to Cyprus

Ersin Tatar, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), received the U.N. envoy to the island on Jan. 11. 

After talks with Jane Hall Lute at the Presidential Palace in the capital Lefkoşa, Tatar expressed satisfaction with the meeting and looked to define any future negotiations over the divided island's future.

Turkish Cyprus leader to meet UN envoy, promote two-state solution

The president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is expected to highlight a two-state solution during a meeting with the U.N.'s special envoy to Cyprus.

According to Turkish Cypriot presidential sources, Ersin Tatar is expected to meet Jane Holl Lute on Jan. 11 at 14:00 local time.

Varosha town ‘open area’: President of Turkish Cypriots

President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Dec. 25 said the town of Varosha, once a long closed-off area, could now be viewed as an open region.

Ersin Tatar, speaking during his visit to the Bayrak Radio Television Corporation's 57th foundation anniversary, said the organization contributed to the will of Turkish Cypriots.