The state-run Turkish Radio Television channel (TRT) asked from the Foreign Ministry about how the Greek Cypriot Section will be announced (as Turkey does not recognize the Greek Cypriot administration as a state).
After the Greek side rejected a settlement in Cyprus at the 24 April referendum, the presentation of Greek Cypriot singer at the Eurovision Song Contest became a problem. TRT applied to the Foreign Ministry seeking its advice.
Before the referendum, the Foreign Ministry asked from TRT to wait for the outcome of the poll and did not see any inconvenience in the announcement of the island, which would have been officially "The United Republic of Cyprus," as Cyprus. However, when the Greek Cypriot side said No at the referendum, TRT applied to the Ministry for the second time. No conclusion was reached at the meeting held at the Ministry yesterday morning.