Northern Cyprus

Turkey working to keep Syrian oil slick from reaching Northern Cyprus: VP Oktay

Turkey is taking all measures to prevent an oil slick from Syria from spreading to the Karpas coast of Northern Cyprus, the Turkish vice president said on Aug. 30. 

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"We are taking the necessary measures by mobilizing every means available that we have without giving any chance to the spill to turn into an environmental disaster," Fuat Oktay told Anadolu Agency.

Akinci: Erdogan wanted him out to torpedo 2019 effort at comprehensive Cyprus settlement talks

Former Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has said a November, 2019 agreement between himself and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades which provided for critical elements of a Cyprus settlement was the reason Ankara intervened to oust him from office by backing Ersin Tatar to replace him in October, 2020.

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