The announcement comes after Greece's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos had an extensive telephone conversation with Greek Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides.
Egypt's post-coup president Abdal-Fattah al-Sisi's comments were supported by the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
The Turkish General Staff said it is watching the Bahamas-registered SAIPEM-10000 drillship off Cyprus' southern coast.
Turkish Foreign Ministry objects to "one-sided" hydrocarbon exploration by Greek Cyprus in Block 9.
Turkish Cypriot Chief Negotiator in the Cyprus peace talks Dr Kudret Ozersay's reformist "Toparlaniyoruz" (Let's Get It Together) movement, has made him a popular figure among the masses of Turkish Cypriots.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus objects to hydrocarbon exploration by Greek Cyprus in Block 9.
Dimitris Vasiliou was prevented from attending the match by Greek Cypriot far-right fanatics who had surrounded his home in the Greek Cypriot-controlled southern Cypurs.
Meetings between the religious leaders of Cyprus have become a regular opportunity to encourage dialogue between the two major religious groups on the island - Muslims and Christians - as the the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot governments seek to resolve the Cyprus dispute.
The Turkish navy has sent its Bafra Korveti warship to observe the Bahamas flag-carrier Saipem 10000 drillship which was sent by Italian-Korean consortium ENI/KOGAS to the "Onasagoras" gas field in Block 9 of the island's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Tuesday.
Europe is currently is search of an alternative supply of natural gas than that of Russia, which supplies about 30% of Europe's gas needs.
Tuesday's meeting was the first meeting between President Eroglu and the OIC chief since Madani took over from former head Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.
Noting that the TRNC is an unrecognized country in which the rules of the European Union do not apply, in addition to its population being Muslim, Greek Cypriot Intelligence Agency (KYP) chief Andreas Pentaras said it was possible that ISIL cells are present in the north.
This year, a total of 114 people have registered with the TRNC's Religious Affairs department to perform the holy pilgrimage.
Turkish Cypriot Ozdil Nami said the EU Commission should not impose "unjustified requests" on Turkey regarding the Cyprus issue in the upcoming progress report.
The latest talks, which had until now focussed on submitting proposals, would now move into "structured negotiations", United Nations envoy Espen Barth Eide said.
The ‘Gifa land project’ could create some 300 jobs and boost tourism in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu called on all parties to work together to set peace-making example in Cyprus.
Ahmet Davutoglu followed protocol by choosing the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as his first overseas destination after becoming prime minister.
Sibel Siber's candidacy has been put forward after a period of internal dispute within the ruling Republican Turkish Party (CTP-BG) as to who they will back in the upcoming presidential elections in April 2015.
Officials from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Catalonia are discussing ways to boost each other's sovereign legitimacy via a friendly football match between the two.
According to an official press release, the Greek Cypriot Foreign Ministry denounced Erdogan`s visit as 'illegal.'