Illegal Turkish Cypriot - "Universities"

The «universities» operating in the area of the Republic of Cyprus, which has been under Turkish military occupation since 1974, are «educational institutions» operating illegally, as they do not comply with the laws and regulations of the Republic of Cyprus on Higher Education. Consequently, these «institutions» and the «qualifications» they award are not recognised by the Republic of Cyprus or, therefore, by any other country with the exception of Turkey. Furthermore, these «universities» operate under the so-called «laws» of the self-declared «Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus» («TRNC») which, according to resolutions passed by the UN Security Council and international law, is an illegal entity not recognised by the international community, with the exception of Turkey.