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.
A group of far-right activists attacked and defaced a mosque in Limassol, Greek Cyprus, drawing a cross, and writing 'death to all Turks' on its walls.
After the elections the new Turkish Cypriot president will have to decide on what to do next in regards to negotiations.
As Turkish Cypriots prepare to vote in the second round of the runoff presidential election, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
The Turkish natural gas discovery in the Black Sea, corresponds in its magnitude approximately to the combined findings of the Greek Cypriot to date, energy expert Suha Cubukcuoglu explains to TRT Deutsch.
The hanging of a Byzantine flag over a mosque in Cyprus' Larnaca city was described as a "provocation" by Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.
The European Union and the US should play a more constructive role in resolving the Eastern Mediterranean dispute between Turkey and Greek Cyprus - the escalating of tensions is counter-productive.
Turkey's foreign ministry vows strong response as Greek Cyprus reportedly issues arrest warrants against the 25-member crew of Turkish drillship exploring in the Mediterranean sea.
Turkey has struggled to become a full member of the EU for the last 60 years but it is determined to gain membership, says President Erdogan.
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