Turkey drilling complicates peace efforts

Nicosia has told the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday that Turkey is hindering the reunification process on the eastern Mediterranean island by engaging in natural gas drilling near its coasts.

President Nicos Anastasiades met with Elizabeth Spehar, special representative of the UN secretary general and head of the UN peace operationson the island, to discuss the renewal of the peacekeeping force’s mandate for a further six months later in July.