Hopes are growing in Cyprus for the reunification of the island. The Turkish north and Greek south have returned to the negotiating table, giving locals renewed belief in the overcoming of borders and fences – after decades of separation.
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EU leaders have agreed on limited sanctions targeting individuals and companies in response to Turkey's gas exploration in waters off the coast of Greece and Cyprus.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says talks about the divided island of Cyprus should aim for a settlement between two separate states. Erdogan made his comments while attending a picnic in northern Cyprus.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said "too many provocations" from Turkey had made it impossible to set up direct talks between Ankara and Athens over a gas dispute in the Mediterranean.
Turkey has urged the US to reconsider lifting a 33-year arms embargo against Cyprus, saying it will hurt regional stability. Washington's move to lift the ban comes amid a standoff between Turkey and Greece.
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