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A Turkish aid agency has built more than 600 water wells across Pakistan as part of a water-purification project.
A United Nations military police officer is seen inside the UN buffer zone that divides Cyprus, Tuesday. Talks aimed at reunifying the island restarted Tuesday with rival leaders hoping to claw back diminished trust and lost momentum after a two-month hiatus.
The leader of the Northern Cypriot community, Mustafa Akinci warned that any attempts by the Cypriot Republic in the south to go ahead with drilling for hydrocarbons before a solution to the dispute between the two communities would lead to rising tensions. “We do not want new tensions and areas of dispute. We want to benefit through collaboration and the common wealth.
Demand by British tourists for Greece is high, according to Thomas Cook, the second largest tour operator in Europe. The group announced the rise in demand for Greece by its customers contributed to the aggregate increase in its overall booking by 10%. CEO Peter Fankhauser said the group’s decision to extend its holiday offer to Greece had resulted in a rise in overall demand.
Cyprus will try again to push through the sale of a minority stake in state telecommunications company Cyta, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Monday.
"We are finding it difficult [to privatize Cyta]..." Georgiades said at an event at the London School of Economics. "But we will have another go."