Yavuz will reach a drilling depth of 3,300 metres at Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Bay of Gazimagusa, says Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez.
'No one can stop us from pursuing rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots in Eastern Mediterranean,' says President Erdogan
The European Union and the US should play a more constructive role in resolving the Eastern Mediterranean dispute between Turkey and Greek Cyprus - the escalating of tensions is counter-productive.
On violations of the ceasefire in Idlib, Syria, Mevlut Cavusoglu said any excuse from Russia is "unacceptable," as it is supposed to be one of the guarantor states.
The resignation comes a day after People's Party announced its withdrawal from the coalition government in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
The European Parliament's resolution on Turkey's European Union accession talks reads more like a personal attack than a research-based text.
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.
A statement from the Foreign Ministry TRNC said the declaration adopted by France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Portugal, Greece, and the Greek Cypriot administration ignores the existence of the Turkish Cypriot community and distorts political facts.
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."
Turkey's National Security Council warned that the biggest threat to political solution in Syria is the terrorist presence east of the Euphrates River.
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.
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