It would be pointless to keep rehashing the idea of a federated Cyprus made up of two separate zones, which has failed to produce any results over a half century of negotiations, Turkey's top diplomat says.
After the elections the new Turkish Cypriot president will have to decide on what to do next in regards to negotiations.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Prime Minister Ersin Tatar on the win, adding Ankara will continue efforts to protect rights of Turkish Cypriots.
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.
Turkish Cyprus debates whether the country's leader politicised aid from Greek Cyprus.
Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles took off from an airbase in Dalaman, Turkey and touched down at the Gecitkale airport in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says no project excluding Turkey or Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can be realised in the Eastern Mediterranean.
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