A fire broke out in an arsenal within the military zone and there were consecutive explosions in the eastern part of Girne - Deputy PM of TRNC.
Turkey's FM Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, says the Greek Cypriot administration does not intend to share the island's natural resources.
Rows of students and alumni joined hands chanting "Hong Kong people, add oil", a phrase which has become a rallying cry of encouragement for the anti-Beijing protest movement.
"Turkey is determined to actively initiate the formation of a safe zone in Syria along the eastern line of the Euphrates River in its own way by the last week of September," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Turkey has consistently contested the Greek Cypriot administration's unilateral drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, asserting that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) also has rights to the resources in the area.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar made clear that Turkey will not sit and watch without doing anything, while others drill for oil and gas.
Turkey's Energy Minister Fatih Donmez says the ship, Yavuz, began operations in an area off the Karpas peninsula where TRNC foreign minister says the meeting between Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders does not bring much hope to solve the issues.
"Cooperate with us and win," says Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu calling on "those interested in the Eastern Mediterranean."
Instead of taking on the role of fair mediator, Brussels has broken its own rules to accept the Republic of Cyprus into the EU and is now inflaming tensions with Turkey over natural resources.
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay says Greek Cypriot side is abusing its EU membership to stop Turkey's drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean.
Amid potential US sanctions over the purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems, Turkey now receives threats from EU members for its drilling operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says a fourth ship will be sent to the eastern Mediterranean "as soon as possible," as EU unveils measures against Turkish hydrocarbon exploration.
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