Turkish President Erdogan says country needs to draft a constitution that will meet the needs of the next century.
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.
Turkey says the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus didn't want a further presence of UN Peacekeeping Force on the Island of Cyprus as the world body's mission has failed to resolve the dispute for “more than 50 years”.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the decision, "which is undoubtedly dictated by the Greek Cypriot Administration, once again demonstrates how disconnected from reality and prejudiced the [European Parliament] is on the Cyprus issue”.
"There are two peoples and two separate states in Cyprus... there must be talks for a solution on the basis of two separate states," Turkey's President Erdogan says during his visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
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.
A rush for natural gas after several discoveries and loads of potential makes the region a focus of interest.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry says Greece needs to "unconditionally sit at the negotiating table with Turkey" in order to achieve dialogue and cooperation in the region.
EU should not get fooled by Greek plans but should instead act in line with responsibility, says Republican People's Party spokesman, Faik Oztrak.
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.
Turkey's President Erdogan says Ankara is not seeking any "adventures" in the region, as France sends two fighter jets and naval frigate 'Lafayette' to increase military presence in the increasingly tense region.
Greek prime minister says it is not an era of gunboat diplomacy and such understandings belong to other centuries.
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