There is no point in embarking on new initiatives in Cyprus which are doomed to fail, says Turkish foreign minister

Iran Press/Asia: Turkey on Friday summoned Greece's envoy to the country over a controversial headline in a Greek newspaper about the Turkish president, the country's foreign minister said, according to Anadolu News Agency.

Insulting and cursing should not be seen in terms of freedom of the press, Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a news conference.

Cavusoglu also stressed that there is no point in embarking on new initiatives in Cyrpus which are doomed to fail.

"We have said over and over again that we will no longer negotiate for a federation on the Cyprus issue," he said.

More recently, Greece has disputed Turkey's current energy exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, trying to box in Turkish maritime territory based on small islands near the Turkish coast.

Turkey, the country with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean, has sent out drill ships to explore for energy on its continental shelf, citing that Ankara and the TRNC have rights in the region.


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