"[Agricultural] production will increase and welfare will enhance, which will also reinforce connections between Turkey and the TRNC," Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told journalists Saturday.
The project was initiated in 2011 with the building of a dam in Turkey's southern city of Mersin aimed at supplying water via an undersea pipeline to the island.
Veysel Eroglu, Turkey's minister of forest and water affairs, said the 200,000 cubic meter treatment facility and giant water pipeline would cost nearly TRY1.2 billion ($530 million), TRY950 million ($420 million) of which has been spent so far.
TRNC President Dervis Eroglu said that the problems of water and energy would now fall from his government's agenda, as they were on the eve of solving such problems.
Four Indian nationals, on their way back to India after a posting at Sirte University were held at a checkpoint and taken back to Sirte.
Collective prayers, forced conversion to Christianity, Islamic clothing have been banned in Western Central African Republic, in particular in areas where there is an absence of UN peacekeepers.
Congo, Chad, Cameroon and Guinea, have initiated a ban on wearing the niqab, the full-face veil after a spate of young women carried out suicide attacks
France will pay forfeit for non-delivery of two Mistral warships to Russia
There are fears of a humanitarian crisis as refugees seek ways to enter Serbia taking weeks to walk from Syria making their way through Turkey, Greece and Macedonia
The US imposes further sanctions against Russia over the events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea
Workers say new law reduces the rights of employees and makes it easier for employers to fire them
Jose Zamora Induta had been exiled in Portugal before returning home to Guinea-Bissau.
Russian President Putin has assured Netanyahu that the Iranian deal would improve security in the Middle East.
Nigel Farage said his party would launch a "major ground campaign" for the referendum, which Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold by 2017.
Roughly 70 percent of the world's cocoa is grown in West Africa and several people in the chocolate industry have been trying to reduce child labor in West Africa for years.
This is Africa reflects on Mr. Mazrui’s five strategies for taming Western-oriented imperialism disguised as globalisation
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with polonium in 2006. Litvinenko accused Putin of trying to kill him before his death.
Multiple power and water cuts make everyday life difficult when temperatures rise with authorities giving a 4 day mandatory holiday relief.
Syriza split issue over bailout deal may be overcome with party referendum
Cameroon has shut down all mosques and Islamic centres in response to a wave of suicide attacks in the country's north.