Turkish-Cypriot “Foreign Minister” Rules Out a Potential Island Federation

A federation including both the Greek and the Turkish side on the island of Cyprus is impossible, the foreign minister of the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said on Friday.

In a news conference held in Nicosia, Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu said building a federation in Cyprus was just a “dream”. “Building a federation [in Cyprus] is not possible,” he added.

The 2004 federation plan, named after then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, was accepted by Turkish Cypriots in a referendum, but rejected by Greek Cypriots.

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Turkish-Cypriot “Foreign Minister” Rules Out a Potential Island Federation


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