Press Releases, Statements, Notes/Articles and Letters INITIATIVE BY TURKEY ON CYPRUS, 24 JANUARY 2006 Cyprus a reminder CYPRUS: WHAT HAS HAPPENED? Highlights of the UNSG´s report Cyprus (Historical Overview) What the World Said Before the Referanda What the World said After the Referanda The Annan Plan and the Greek Cypriot “NO”: False Reasons and Claims Greek Cypriot state terror revealed Confidence Building Measures (1992-1994) Meaningful Anniversary Of The Cyprus Peace Operation Turkish Parliament Proclaims Solidarity With TRNC And Demands Equal Treatment For The Two States On The Island Resolution By The Turkish Grand National Assembly On 21 January 1997 Circular Note Sent To The Embassies Of The EU Member States Concerning The Greek Cypriot Application To The EU, 30 June 1997 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on the establishment of an Association Council Resolution Adopted By The Legislative Assembly of The TRNC March 9, 1998 Aide-Memoire By The TRNC To The British High Commission In Nicosia, 26 March 1998 Documents Given By President Denktas To The UN Secretary-General During Their Meeting In Geneva- 28 March 1998 Resolution of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, 15 July 1999 Treaty Provisions And Basic Documents With Regard To The EU Membership Of Cyprus British Professor of International Law Prof. H. Mendelson Q.C.'s opinion on the legal aspects of the one-sided membership application of the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus to the European Union Final communique of the annual coordination meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the States members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference ( United Nations, New York 28 September 2004, 14 Shaa'ban 1425 H - para. related to Cyprus) Report of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan on his Mission of Good Offices in Cyprus, 28 May 2004 Report of the Secretary-General Annan on the United Nations operation in in Cyprus, 3 December 2007 The Status of the Two Peoples in Cyprus Edited By Necati Münir Ertekün Greek Cypriot Attempts To Purchase Missiles From Russia And The Resulting Danger For The Peace And Stability In Cyprus EU and Cyprus:An Expert View Opinion of Professor M.H. Mendelson Q.C on the Application of “the Republic of Cyprus” to Join the European Union Grand Deception, Korkmaz HAKTANIR, Founding Member of the Cyprus Foundation '' BARBARIE A CHYPRE '' Le Soir Illustré 1967 The Need for New Perspective on Cyprus
Press Release on G-8 Joint Declaration which refers to the Cyprus issue June 21, 1999
The  Joint Declaration released at the G-8 Summit meeting held in Cologne refers to the Cyprus issue. In this connection, the G-8  urges the UN Secretary-General to invite   the two  sides  in  Cyprus to negotiations in the fall of 1999 and expresses the hope  to  have  an outcome obtained until the OSCE Summit in November.  Until  this  stage the two parties have engaged in  numerous talks in order  to  reach  a settlement   in  Cyprus.  Acting  with  the   advantage  of  international    recognition,   albeit unjustly   acquired,   the   Greek  Cypriot  side  has  always  been  the   party   obstructing   a  settlement  in these talks. All negotiations resulting in failure have served to  aggravate  the climate of mistrust, deepen division and at the same time to  escalate tensions in Cyprus. The  Greek Cypriot accession negotiations with the EU, and thus its  integration  with Greece, following the Luxembourg Summit, has invalidated the agreed parameters  for  the resolution  of  the  Cyprus question, in particular the sovereign equality of  the  two  sides.It has   also  upset  the  Turkish-Greek  balance  and   created  a  deadlock  in  the  negotiating process. In  fact,  exploiting the advantegous position provided by the EU,  the  Greek  Cypriot side   has  continued  with  its  policy  of  escalating  tension   by  introducing    sophisticated offensive  arms  systems  to  the island and constructing naval and air   bases  for  the  use  of Greece.   It   has   also   extended   support  to  PKK   terrorism   directed   against   Turkey. Furthermore,  the  Greek  Cypriot  side  has with impunity    even  rejected  the  package  of military  measures presented by the UN Secretary General aimed at enhancing  confidence in the buffer zone. Unless  the parameters for a settlement are built on the realities of the island and  the present  environment  of  mistrust is eliminated, any new negotiating  process  will  have  no chance   of  success.  In  this  context,  the  views  and  the  confederation  proposal   of   Mr. Denktaş,  President  of  the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, are  fully   supported  by Turkey in line with our everlasting solidarity with the Turkish Cypriot people.      Currently,   there   exists   two  equal,  sovereign  and  democratic   states   in   Cyprus, representing  the  two  peoples of the island. A settlement in  Cyprus can be   viable  if  it   is achieved by  the two states and not by third parties and if the balances between Turkey and Greece  are  maintained. What is required for that end is to make a correct diagnosis  as  to why no progress has been made in the  negotiations in the past, and to pave the way for the establishment of the basis required for  result-oriented negotiations, rather than forcing the two  sides to negotiate under certain time limits. This requires the acknowledgement of  the existence of the TRNC.