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Turkey starts drilling for oil in northern Cyprus

At Thursday's opening ceremony, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the well – named “Turkish homeland” – would be the first of a “drilling package” on Cyprus and would be “a cause for peace” on the island.

British MEPs raise alarm over north Cyprus gay sex arrests

Michael Cashman, a British Labour Party MEP and joint head of the European Parliament’s LGBT Intergroup, said the ban “wreaks lives."

Has Turkey turned its back on the West?

ISTANBUL —Turkey's warnings to the EU and Israel suggest that it may be ready to leave behind its role as a Western ally.
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