Military history of Cyprus

Turkish Cypriots to bury missing children after decades

Some 14 Turkish Cypriot children, who were killed by infamous EOKA-B members during the Cyprus Operation in 1974 and buried in a mass grave following the massacre, will receive head-stones after their identities were confirmed through DNA tests made by the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP).

‘Federation project no longer sustainable,’ says Turkish FM of Cyprus

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday said that Ankara no longer considers the "federation project" for the reunification of Cyprus as a "sustainable" plan.

In a post on Twitter referring to his meeting with UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute, Cavusoglu said that the "Turkish side promotes two-state settlement based on equal sovereignty."

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.

Greek President rues 46 years since second phase of Cyprus invasion

Marking 46 years since the second phase of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus, the Greek president said that the perennial national goal is to end the occupation of the island's northern part by Turkish troops.

Katerina Sakellaropoulou said that fresh threats and provocations by Ankara "are not going to distract us from our national priorities."

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.