Turk-Cypriot says gas search should stop until Cyprus solution is found

Greek and Turkish Cypriots should agree to suspend the search for offshore natural gas until they have hammered out a settlement in talks to reunify their divided island, the chief Turkish-Cypriot negotiator said on Tuesday.

Ergun Olgun accused the Greek-Cypriot side of using gas exploration as “a pretext to continue with the perpetuation of the status quo in Cyprus.”