World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Cypriot Finance Minister Ersin Tatar on Tuesday said that they had left behind Annan Plan.
Speaking to reporters while visiting the Governor of south-eastern province of Malatya, Ersin Tatar said that they were now involved in crucial projects with the Republic of Turkey and concerned with how the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) could be further developed.
"TRNC was established by making great sacrifices. The Republic of Turkey has made highly valuable and crucial contributions to the TRNC which made it possible to reach the point where we are today," Tatar stated.
"Turkey's contributions do continue. What is important is to help the TRNC survive in reaching an atmosphere of stability in Eastern Mediterranean," Tatar underlined.
"We are thankful to the Turkish government for their active support to and efforts made for the Turkish Cypriots," Tatar stressed.
"The Republic of Turkey's stability in recent years, their becoming a regional political and economic power have all led to a rise in our self-confidence," Tatar also said.
Governor Vasip Sahin, in his part, said that Cyprus as an island had a special place in the hearts of the Turkish nation.
"The Turkish Cypriots are an important community with ancestral ties to the Turks. We look at Cyprus as an island of education, an island of brotherhood and an island of relaxation," Sahin stated.
"Malatya is the second home of the Turkish Cypriots. This is how we feel about the Turkish Cypriots in your presence," Sahin added.
12 countries along with host Turkey will gather in Istanbul for four days of military drills on Oct. 20
The Turkish president has appreciated the “Wise Men Committee” for its role in the settlement process with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party
Turkey has welcomed the finalization of Iraq's cabinet and termed it "an important step of an inclusive political beginning"
The leaders discussed the situation in Kobani, along with steps to fight the advance of ISIL militants.
Davutoglu describes Turkey's Kurdish solution process as a national and unique project that must be protected from 'foreign hands'
Medical team at Kapikule on Turkey-Bulgaria border trained and equipped to deal with the deadly disease, Governor of Edirne border province says
The Turkish president says his country will continue to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan; and the Turkish troops established a peaceful environment in Afghanistan just like it did in Kosovo, Bosnia and Somalia
John Bass, who was sworn in as the new US Ambassador to Turkey on October 7, says Turkey and the US are "long-time friends and strategic partners"
Republican People's Party says Istanbul prosecutor's decision to drop 'December 17' case shows 'justice has stopped' in Turkey
Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation welcomes orphans from different countries across the world in Istanbul as part of 6th World Children's Meeting program, supported by its “Sponsor Family System”
Numan Kurtulmus says area for refugees can be established at any time inside Turkey's borders as a security measure
Alex Popov, a prominent figure in the worldwide jewelry market, tells Istanbul conference that Turkey is set to become a jewelry trade hub but needs to expand overseas exposure
At least 25 people, including a Shi'ite member of Iraqi parliament, were killed during a bombing in Baghdad on Tuesday
Monetary Policy Committee to meet on Oct. 23; Anadolu Agency (AA) survey reveals unanimous forecast from 18 economists
A government official has announced that a camp for 20,000 Syrian refugees will open in Turkey's southeastern Suruc district within two months
The prosecutor found that there were problems with evidence to prove the accusations of corruption