Clashes between Turkey’s riot police and leftist protesters left 90 people injured, including 19 policemen, as police used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators marking the anniversary of a deadly May Day rally in Istanbul.
The Turkish Cypriot administration could go bankrupt for not following protocols related to how Turkish aid should be spent, Hurriyet newspaper cited Turkey’s minister in charge of Cypriot affairs, Cemil Cicek , as saying.
Work has begun on the most complex phase of the world’s longest undersea water pipeline, a project to bring freshwater from Turkey beneath the Mediterranean to northern Cyprus that proponents say may help reunite the island.
Turkey is working on a $700 million project for a dam and 107-kilometer (66-mile) pipeline under the Mediterranean Sea to supply fresh water to northern Cyprus, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said today.
The Dutch government seized four icons looted from a monastery in northern Cyprus and will hand them to Cypriot authorities today, according to Walk of Truth, an organization that campaigns to preserve cultural heritage.