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What now for Turkey in Cyprus and eastern Mediterranean?

The election of Turkey’s favorite candidate in the Turkish Cypriot presidential elections may create more problems than opportunities for Ankara in the eastern Mediterranean.
A picture taken at the port of Dilovasi, outside Istanbul, on June 20, 2019 shows the drilling ship 'Yavuz' scheduled to search for oil and gas off Cyprus. - Turkey is set to send a new ship on June 20 to search for oil and gas off Cyprus, in a move expected to escalate tensions after the EU called on Ankara to stop its "illegal drilling activities". The region near the divided island is believed have rich natural gas deposits, triggering a race between Turkey and the internationally recognised Cyprus, whic

After getting what he wished for in the Turkish Cypriot presidential polls, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be careful about what comes next in the eastern Mediterranean.

In the second round of the elections Oct. 18, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar won a surprising victory against President Mustafa Akinci. After the first round of the elections Akinci secured the endorsement of the third-place finisher, which theoretically would have put Akinci above 50% in the second round. In a sense, his reelection seemed assured, even if by a small margin. 

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