Karpas Peninsula

Turkish drillship Yavuz withdraws from Karpasia peninsula

The Turkish drillship Yavuz has withdrawn from the coastal waters off Cyprus, just south of the Karpasia (Kaspas) peninsula where it had aimed to prospect for hydrocarbons, it emerged on Tuesday. 

The vessel moved to the Turkish port of Tasucu and is now located opposite the Karpasia peninsula for reasons that remained unclear. 

Turkish FM heralds creation of 'consulate' in Famagusta

In a post on Twitter, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has heralded the creation of a "consulate" in Famagusta, in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus.

Cavusoglu made the comment on Sunday during a visit to the occupied part of the island, saying such a "consulate" would serve all citizens living in the Karpasia peninsula.