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Kudret Ozersay: Turkish Cypriots will reject a loose federation

The Turkish Cypriot side does not accept a ‘loose federation’ as a way of reunifying the island, Turkish Cypriot ‘foreign minister’ Kudret Ozersay has said, adding that the Greek Cypriots’ refusal to share power and natural resources was the reason the talks collapsed last year and not the guarantees.

Turkish-Cypriots threaten to drill

Turkish Cypriots warned on Thursday that if the government of Cyprus does not agree to talks over the exploration of hydrocarbons, they will go ahead with their own drilling.

Turkey insists on energy rights in the Mediterranean

Ankara reiterated its views on energy issues in the Mediterranean with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Turkish Minister of Energy stating on Thursday that Turkey will continue its exploration and drilling.