The Cyprus conflict has been known as "the graveyard of diplomats". Will the new round of UN-mediated talks next week be any different?
The large brawl involved nationals from Syria and several African countries at an overcrowded migrant reception camp outside of Cyprus’ capital Nicosia.
The measures were set to span the Christmas holidays and will stay in force until December 31.
The Turkish president's comments came during a controversial visit to the north of the island, occupied by Turkey since 1974 and not recognised internationally.
European diplomats say Cypriot officials are threatening to veto sanctions against Minsk if the EU does not consider action over a separate dispute in the Mediterranean Sea.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Turkey to engage in dialogue and take no more actions to increase tensions with Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean.
As tensions continue to rise in the eastern Mediterranean, with Turkey, Greece and Cyprus at odds over territorial waters, the Turkish-Cypriot leader told Euronews EU countries should be working to de-escalate the situation.
It comes after a number of migrants who recently crossed from the breakaway north to the internationally recognised south of Cyprus tested positive to COVID-19.
The government of Cyprus is encouraging the voluntary use of a locally developed app designed to locate people who may have come into contact with someone infected with coronavirus.
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