The US and Qatar companies will remain south of Turkiye's declared continental shelf and jurisdiction, says Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Unless the EU lends conditional support to Greece and Greek Cypriots, it will only further increase tensions and prevent a resolution to the conflict.
Excavations carried out by the New Swedish Cyprus Expedition in Hala Sultan Tekke near Larnaca, a Greek Cypriot-administered city, reveal multiple generations in tombs and goods including gold jewelry, Greek pottery and a Babylonian cuneiform seal.
President Ersin Tatar said it has become inevitable for Turkish Cypriots to maintain their sovereign rights on the island, adding it is no longer possible to agree on a federal structure for Cyprus.
"The coalition government is no longer sustainable," Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus PM Ersan Saner says after the tripartite alliance lost its parliamentary majority.
Emergency workers are trying to prevent 20,000 tonnes of oil from sinking down to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea and reaching the coasts of Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
Photographs posted on social media show huge walls of flame and billowing clouds of smoke towering over villages in the forested hills in Algeria, becoming the latest Mediterranean country to be hit by wildfires.
During his visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated that the best way forward is to formally divide the island nation so everyone can enjoy equal rights.
Taliban’s approach is not how Muslims should deal with one another, Turkish President Erdogan says, adding, Ankara is planning talks with the group on running Kabul airport after US troops withdraw.
Only a two-state solution can ensure equal rights for the rights of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with its southern neighbour, Turkey's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun says in an interview with Greek media.
In what appears to be part of an upward trend across Europe, Cyprus has moved to shut down human rights group KISA among others.
The blaze, which began on Saturday afternoon outside the village of Arakapas, spread quickly amid strong winds and forced the evacuation of at least eight mountain villages, destroying homes and scorching pine forests and orchards.
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