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Turkey set to begin oil and gas drilling off Cyprus

Turkey will begin drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus in coming days, state-owned news agency Anadolu reported Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu saying on Thursday, a move that could stoke tensions with neighbouring Cyprus and Greece.

Tsipras briefs Anastasiades on Turkey trip

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke with Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday night to brief the Cypriot president on his recent visit to Turkey and talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.