Foreign relations of Cyprus

Erdogan in defiant mood following EU sanctions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan struck a defiant tone on Wednesday, saying Turkey will not be deterred from its goals in an apparent dig at the recent sanctions announced by the European Union over his country's drilling activities off the coast of Cyprus as well as those under discussion in the US over Ankara's purchase of Russian-made S-400 weapons systems.

Erdogan, Cavusoglu lash out against Cyprus, EU with threats of force

Just two weeks after the EU threatened Turkey with sanctions over its violation of Cyprus' sovereignty in its Exclusive Economic Zone, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu are issuing thinly veiled threats of military action against the EU member-state.

Christodoulides: Ozersay leadership ambitions a negative development for Cyprus

A possible rise of Kudret Ozersay, the "foreign minister" in the Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, to the leadership of the Turkish Cypriot community will be a negative development for the Cyprus issue, the country's Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Wednesday.