Turkish FM due to meet new UN secretary-general before Cyprus talks
ANKARAForeign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will visit New York on Jan. 5 to meet with Antonio Guterres, who assumed his duties as the United Nations Secretary General on Jan. 1.
Çavuşoğlu’s visit to the U.N. comes ahead of the upcoming Cyprus talks in Geneva.
On Jan. 12, a conference on Cyprus will be convened with the participation of the divided island’s three guarantor powers, Greece, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, while other relevant parties will be invited if necessary, according to the U.N.
However, Greek Cypriots are pushing for a separate participation on behalf of “Republic of Cyprus.”
Greek Cypriots also favor the participation of the European Union at the conference.