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 has struggled to become a full member of the EU for the last 60 years but it is determined to gain membership, says President Erdogan.
It is 43 years since Turkey intervened in Cyprus in the wake of violent clashes to prevent the forced unificatıon with Greece. Since then the island remains divided despite several peace talks.
Ever since Cyprus was split in 1974, the Turkish Cypriot demands for a rotating presidency and Greek Cypriot demands that Turkey withdraws all of its 30,000 troops from the island remain key barriers to a united island.
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