International Relations

Representative Offices / Foreign Diplomatic Missions in TRNC

The TRNC is recognised as an independent state only by Turkey. The rest of the countries don't consider North Cyprus as a sovereign nation, though maintain official and unofficial contacts with the latter.

Since the referendum held in Cyprus on the United Nations plan in 2004, there have been significant changes in international relations of the TRNC with the rest of the world:

 

  • The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has given the TRNC the status of a constituent state which replaced the previous one of a community state. Turkish Cyprus has become an observer member of the OIC.
  • In 2005 the OIC issued resolutions calling upon member nations and other states to do more to ease United Nations restrictions imposed upon Northern Cyprus, and to open direct links with the TRNC.
  • Azerbaijan has started direct air flights with the TRNC. With this regard, several states of Central Asia have expressed interest in commencing their own air links with North Cyprus.
  • Delegations from foreign governments (including US congressmen and a large parliamentary delegation from Kyrgyzstan) have visited North Cyprus and discussed the possibility of closer economic and cultural interaction with the TRNC government.
  • The Republic of Cyprus has weakened the embargo placed on the TRNC.

 

The current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the TRNC, Serdar Denktas, pursues a policy of raising international awareness of the TRNC and strengthening economic contacts with other countries. He contributes to creating an image of Turkish Cyprus as of an independent and democratic state.

The TRNC carries out contacts with international community, as well as within the United Nations Organisation, via its Representative Offices situated in different countries. These missions do no have formal diplomatic status, but serve as de facto embassies and consulates.

Honorary Representatives, appointed by North Cyprus in various cities, assist the primary TRNC Representative Offices.

Contacts of Representative Offices and Honorary Representatives of the TRNC

Australia Melbourne Honorary Representative Office
547 Ballarat Road, Sunshine
P.O. Box: 687 Sunshine Vic. 3020 Australia
Tel.: +61 39 9312 5628
Fax: +61 39 9306 9628
Sidney Representative Office
136 Wangee Road, Greenacre NSW 2190
Sidney, Australia
Tel.: +61 2 975 95133
Fax: +61 2 887 05150
Azerbaijan Baku Representative Office
Füzuli Küç No: 69 Flat 5
Baku Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 12 959 351
Fax: +994 12 932 086
Belgium Brussels Representative Office
284/286 Avenue Louise BTE-10
1050 Brussels, Belgique
Tel.: +32 2 648 4756 / 648 4870
Fax: +32 2 648 7088
Canada Canada Honorary Representative Office
245 Fisherville Road Toronto
Ontario M2R 3S4 Canada
Tel.: +1 416 667 0191
Azerbaijan Baku Representative Office
Füzuli Küç No: 69 Flat 5
Baku Azerbaijan
Tel.: +994 12 959 351
Fax: +994 12 932 086
China China Honorary Representative Office
RM 701, A International Trade Building, No Longkum Rd., Haikou, Hainan,
570125 Peoples Republic of China
Tel.: +86 898 677 9481
Fax: +86 898 679 5625
France Paris Honorary Representative Office
4 Rue Andre Colledebousuf
75016 Paris France
Tel.: +33 (0)1 4050 0177
Fax: +33 (0)1 4647 6868
Germany Köln Honorary Representative Office
Auf Dem Platz 3, 53577 Neustadt Wied
Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0) 2683 32748
Fax: +49 (0) 2683 31723
Bavarian Honorary Attaché
Hauptstr 12A 92369
Buchberg/Sengenthal Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0) 9181 907 343
Fax: +49 (0) 9181 296 376
Bavarian Honorary Representative Office
Steiner Strasse 13.91161
Hilpoltstein Deutschland
Tel.: 09174 889
Hungary Hungarian Honorary Representative Office
European Office, Karinthy F.U.14, H-1111
Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 361 0009
Fax: +36 1 386 6582
Italy Rome Honorary Representative
14 Viale Gorizia
00198 Rome Italy
Tel.: +39 6 841 2353 / 841 2349
Fax: +39 6 841 2354
Pakistan Islamabad Representative Office
315-B Khayaban - E-lqbal, F 7/2
P.O. Box: 2165 Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel.: +92 51 227 8064 / 227 8066 / 227 8067
Fax: +92 51 227 8125 / 227 8065
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Honorary Representative Office
King Abdulaziz Hospital
P.O. Box: 31467 Jeddah
21497 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel.: +966 2 637 5555
Fax: +966 2 637 9442
South Africa South Africa Honorary Representative Office
P.O. Box: 1203 Meyerton 1960
Republic of South Africa
Tel.: +27 (0) 163 620 299
Fax: +27 (0) 163 620 292
Switzerland Mission Permanente de la Turquie
Aupres de I'ONEI.C.C20 Route de Pre-boisCone
Postale: 18071215 Geneva 15Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22710 71 51
Fax: +41 22710 71 50
Turkey Ankara Embassy
Rabat Sokak No. 20
Gaziosmanpasa 06700 Ankara Turkey.
Tel.: +90 312 446 2920 / 446 0185 / 437 6031
Fax: +90 312 446 5238
Istanbul Consulate General
Yeni Gelin Sokak No. B42/1 Balmumcu,
Besiktas Istanbul Turkey
Tel.: +90 212 227 3490 / 227 3491 / 227 3492
Fax: +90 212 227 3493
Antalya Honorary Representative
Konyaalti Cad. Yapan Apt. Kat:1 D:1
Antalya Turkey
Tel.: +90 242 244 1327
Fax: +90 242 244 1328
Izmir Representative Office
Ziya Gokalp Bulvari, No. 11/2, Alsancak
Izmir Turkey
Tel.: +90 232 421 7704
Mersin Consulate
Atatürk Caddesi, No 71/3
Mersin 33016, Turkey
Tel.: +90 324 237 2482
Fax: +90 324 237 2520
United Arab Emirates Abu-Dhabi Representative Office
Khalifa Bin Zayet Street
The Blue Tower Suite 704-A
P.O. Box: 45061 Abu-Dhabi, U.A.E
Tel.: +971 2 627 2977
Fax: +971 2 627 0844
United Kingdom London Representative Office
29, Bedford Square, London WCIB 3EG
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 631 1920 (3 lines)
Fax: +44 207 631 1948
Tourism:
Tel.: +44 207 631 1930 (2 lines)
Fax: +44 207 631 1873
United States of America Washington Representative Office
1667, K.Street, NW. Suite: 690
Washington D.C. 20006 U.S.A
Tel.: +1 202 887 6198
Fax: +1 202 467 0685
New York Representative Office
821, United Nations Plaza 6th floor
New York, N.Y. 10017 U.S.A
Tel.: +1 212 687 2350
Fax: +1 212 949 6872

 

As far as Foreign Diplomatic Missions in the TRNC is concerned, at the moment, only Turkey maintains a formal embassy on the territory of the TRNC. In Nicosia, both the British High Commissioner to Cyprus and the United States Ambassador to Cyprus have their residences. The EU reported that it was considering opening a representative office in the TRNC. Azerbaijan, Pakistan  and the Gambia have also announced their willingness to formally recognize the TRNC.