Turkish, Greek FMs to meet in New York ahead of Cyprus talks
ANKARATurkey and Greece’s respective foreign ministers, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Nikos Kotzias, will meet in New York to discuss the Cyprus reunification talks in Geneva next week, Turkish diplomatic sources have said.
Both Çavuşoğlu and Kotzias are in New York to separately meet new U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres, with the former set to meet the new chief on Jan. 5.
Turkish diplomatic sources said Kotzias phoned Çavuşoğlu and that the two ministers had agreed to meet in New York during their visit.
Turkish and Greek Cypriots will come together in Geneva to finalize a long-standing negotiation process aiming at resolving the decades-old division of the island under the United Nations’ auspices starting on Jan. 9. The island’s three guarantor countries, Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom, will also take part in the talks.