Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu says political solutions will emerge in the Eastern Mediterranean when people “learn to share in compliance with the law."
'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.
Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay says Turkish Cypriots have rights to the resources in eastern Mediterranean and a new Turkish drilling ship, Yavuz, will operate in the area soon.
Tensions are increasing again over the search for gas and oil in the Mediterranean as Turkey plans to start drilling near Cyprus.
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."
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.
Turkey reminds Greece of a 1995 parliamentary declaration in which Ankara authorised action, not excluding military action, to safeguard Turkish interests in the Aegean.
Turkey's first drilling ship is all set to become operational in the Mediterranean Sea and another ship will follow soon, according to Turkish Energy and Resources Minister Fatih Donmez.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry blames the attitude of the Greek Cypriot administration for the repeated failure of negotiations with Turkish Cypriots.
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