Magnitude 5 earthquake hits Northern Cyprus

A magnitude 5 earthquake rattled the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Jan. 21, Turkey's disaster management agency said.

According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the quake took place in the eastern Gazimağusa city at 5.27 p.m. Turkish time, which corresponds to 4.27 p.m. in the TRNC (1427 GMT).

UN chief intends to invite Cyprus rivals to meet soon

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to invite the rival leaders on Cyprus to an informal meeting "as soon as practicable," but he warns that this meeting must be different and help clarify "the true extent" of their common vision "and outline steps necessary to chart a way forward."

Joe Biden: America’s incoming multilateral, transatlanticist president

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Editorial: The terms of good neighbourly relations with Turkey

In the past year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the political-military leadershisp of his country did everything in their power to highlight their geopolitical aims in a vast expanse of territory: The Southeastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Balkans, the Black Sea, and the Caucasus.