The National Security Council, chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also said that the anti-terror operations in Northern Iraq will continue until all terrorists are eliminated from the region.
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 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 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says no project excluding Turkey or Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can be realised in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar made clear that Turkey will not sit and watch without doing anything, while others drill for oil and gas.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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