The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has lost faith in the one-state solution as Greek Cypriots refuse to treat the Turkish Cypriots as equal partners, says Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertugruloglu.
Greek forces have been accused of using live bullets and tear gas to stop asylum seekers from crossing over from Turkey. The clashes were at Kastanies, along a border fence that covers much of the land border not demarcated by Evros river.
The fifth Mediterranean conference, hosted in the divided capital of Nicosia, in Cyprus, produced a joint declaration which favoured Greek Cypriot political positions, angering Turkey.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says a Greek Cypriot decision to mark a divisive day in which they voted to unite Cyprus with Greece demonstrates that Turkish Cypriots are still at risk.
Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades says he will return to peace talks with Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci after receiving UN assurances following a diplomatic spat.
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