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.
Brussels once again ignored the efforts that Turkey has made to mend ties with its neighbours.
Following a rise in xenophobic sentiment in the country, a far-right party with links to Greece’s own neo-nazi party is set to become the fourth-largest in the disputed island.
Turkey could send several more drills close to current boreholes where teams see signs of natural gas, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said in an interview with Turkish media.
Rights groups slammed the decision saying people seeking protection in the UK deserve their claims to be fairly assessed.
Cyprus remains stuck in a decades-long rift between Greek and Turkish Cypriots despite a series of diplomatic efforts by the UN to achieve a comprehensive settlement.
Turkish Cypriot President Tatar says official talks on future of Cyprus meaningless without recognition of equality of both sides as sovereign states, with Greek Cypriots wanting a bizonal, bi-communal federation with political equality.
At the UN-led meeting, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara supports a two-state solution to the island with a sustainable settlement only achievable based on ground realities.
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