Turkey's Erdogan, wooed by EU on migration, says Cyprus solution needed

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech during an inauguration ceremony of a water pipeline project linking Turkey to northern CyprusTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a solution was needed to end the division of Cyprus and guarantee the stability of the eastern Mediterranean, touching on an issue that has long hampered Turkey’s bid for membership of the European Union. The four-decade division of Cyprus between the Greek-speaking south, which is an EU member, and the breakaway Turkish-backed north has slowed Turkey’s EU accession efforts. Only Ankara recognizes northern Cyprus as a separate state.

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