The efforts of the Turkish side alone are not enough for a solution, says Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a meeting with newly elected TRNC President Ersin Tatar.
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.
Greek Administration of Southern Cyprus has said it will scrap its citizenship scheme for foreign investors next month over alleged abuses uncovered in a television programme.
Unofficial results show incumbent Mustafa Akinci and right-wing candidate Ersin Tatar trading the lead several times, but neither getting required majority to win outright.
Turkey's top diplomat reiterates possibility of direct talks with Greece over eastern Mediterranean conflict, warning dialogue can come with preconditions if Athens forces Ankara's hand.
"The memorandum of understanding will not serve peace and stability in the eastern Mediterranean and will damage the solution of the Cyprus problem," Turkey's Foreign Ministry has said.
Top American diplomat praises German efforts to reduce tensions via opening a door for dialogue and hopes "the military assets that are there will be withdrawn" for communication.
A NATO-sponsored meeting to mitigate tensions in the eastern Mediterranean between Turkish and Greek militaries was initially planned for Tuesday.
Once upon a time, the US sought to mediate and unite a divided island. Now, by ending the arms embargo, it wants to sell weapons to the Greek Cypriot administration.
According to naval alerts, Russian forces will conduct two separate shooting exercises on both sides of Cyprus island.
Also responding to Washington's decision, TRNC President Mustafa Akinci says it "was not a step in the right direction."
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