Turkish airports and ports closed for Cyprus, Turkish Prime Minister says

Turkish airports and ports closed for Cyprus, Turkish Prime Minister says
Turkish airports and ports closed for Cyprus, Turkish Prime Minister says

Turkey's official negotiations with the EU opened on Monday, but EU member Cyprus has threatened to block Turkey's negotiations if Ankara does not recognize the island's Greek-led government.

Turkey has propped up an ethnically Turkish government on the north of the island since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded to stop an abortive Greek-led coup that would have unified the island with Greece. The north is recognized only by Turkey, the AP reports.