The Greek-held island is about 600 kilometres away from mainland Greece but only two from the Turkish coast in the eastern Mediterranean.
France’s aggressive military actions in the eastern Mediterranean have not been supported by Germany, which seeks mediation between Turkey and Greece.
Ankara signals that it is ready for any political scenario - whether a war or peace - that may emerge from the political deadlock manifesting itself over the disputed region.
The unprecedented French intrusion into Cyprus complicates the politics of the disputed island since only Greece, Turkey and Britain could have a military presence there.
A leak of Greek Cypriot administration documents has detailed the sale of passports to individuals accused of crimes as well as people from other countries whose influence in government or public life makes them vulnerable to corruption.
As German Foreign Minister Maas visited Tripoli, Turkish Defence Minister Akar was also in the country to “observe activities” being conducted in line with the agreement reached between Turkey and Libya.
EU foreign ministers held urgent talks on high military tensions over offshore drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
Turkey’s president has called a maritime deal between Greece and Egypt “worthless”, saying Turkey will resume oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The rejection came from Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar after a French official claimed that the Turkish navy had harassed one of France’s vessel taking part in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean.
Aggressive diplomacy from Greece can't change the reality that Turkey has a rightful stake in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Turkey's governing Justice and Development (AK) Party's spokesman, Omer Celik, says "38 of those attacks were carried out against Turkish mosques and Islamic centres."
Turkey to continue protecting its interests on land, sea and air without making any compromise, the National Security Council said.
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