Turkey has alternate plans if the agreement with the US to set up a safe zone in northern Syria does not work, Turkish defence minister says. The two countries agreed to set up a peace corridor in Syria to facilitate displaced people.
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.
Four major parties in Turkey's Parliament issue a declaration condemning EU's decision to suspend high-level talks with Ankara over the country's drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean.
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.
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci proposed to the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government that they cooperate in the search for gas off the divided island.
The Turkish government is standing firm on its oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean as Greece and Greek-administered Cyprus call on the European Union to take action against Turkey.
With three fronts potentially encroaching on its oil and gas-rich waters, Lebanon has few options for international arbitration.
Maronite Christians used to live in a handful of villages in the north of the island, but most left when fighting started between Turkish and Greek Cypriots and the island was partitioned in 1974.
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.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey wants result-oriented negotiations on Cyprus, adding that they have "no time or energy for years of negotiations."
The opening of the Dherynia border post in the east and the Lefka crossing in the northwest is the first such step to end the 44-year frozen conflict between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots in eight years.
Offshore findings of rich gas reserves in East Mediterranean compound political problems regional players coasted to the ancient sea have each other. Here we explain why it is so.
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