The Public Information Office (PIO), which is one of the oldest and most established public institutions of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is one of the closest witnesses of Turkish Cypriot Press History.
The Cyprus Turkish Public Information Centre was established in 1964 to serve as a window into the world of the Turkish Cypriots. It has evolved over the course of time, and after the 1974 Peace Operation became an office to provide a reliable flow of information and updates to the public, media and other stakeholders.
The Public Information Office follows the reflection of developments in our country in the world press and contributes to the policy-making process. It also works towards the effective and accurate promotion of the TRNC to the wider world.
The Public Information Department follows the world media, taking the pulse of the TRNC agenda and translating news related to our country. Developments from the world stage and the Turkish Cypriot media are transmitted to the relevant authorities of the state accurately and quickly. In addition, the various bulletins regarding the Cyprus issue and the latest developments in the domestic agenda are prepared and sent daily to media members, mission chiefs and organizations, and disseminated via our social media platforms.
The Public Information Office also performs several duties to broaden media access in the TRNC, including undertaking the accreditation process, facilitating journalist’s visits and interviews, and establishing a number of press centres.
The Public Information Office is available online, on mobile applications, and on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and LinkedIn.