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.
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.
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.
Municipal workers protest the municipality in the Turkish-held northern part of Nicosia after the city doesn’t pay wages for three months, NTV television says, without citing anyone. * At least one demonstrator injured; workers set car tires on fire outside municipality * Workers attacked offices of ruling National Unity Party * Municipality is 200m liras ($110m) in debt: NTV * NOTE: Cyprus has been divided since Turkey invaded northern part of the island in 1974