Cyprus is in the middle of the conflict. Ankara wants to protect the Turkish-speaking northern part of Cyprus, but the international community only views the Greek Cypriot side as the legitimate authority for the whole of the island
The EU and its Member States must vigorously defend #Cyprus and #Greece against Turkish aggression, if needed, by increasing sanction pressure or by deploying EU naval forces in the Eastern Mediterranean, if #Turkey does not stop violating Cypriot and Greek sovereignty. #EastMed
Tourists evacuated from a Cyprus hotel when explosions broke out at a nearby Turkish military base. It was not immediately clear what triggered the blasts and a few minor injuries were reported, according to Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister.
BREAKING: Turkish Cypriot official: 16 drowned, 105 rescued, up to 30 missing after migrant boat capsizes off Cyprus' north coast.