Cyprus irrevocable principle of Turkey's foreign policy: FM

Turkish foreign minister has said that Turkey would always be together with Turkish Cypriots.

Cyprus irrevocable principle of Turkey's foreign policy: FM

Turkish foreign minister, who is currently paying an official visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), has said that Turkey would always be together with Turkish Cypriots.

Speaking prior to his gathering with Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Huseyin Ozgurgun in Lefkosa on Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that he would have comprehensive meetings in TRNC before the second round of the peace talks in the island started.

Expressing Turkey's support to TRNC, Davutoglu said, "this is an irrevocable principle of Turkey's foreign policy and it will continue to be so".

Davutoglu said Turkey supported the ongoing negotiation process in the island and added that the latest situation in the peace talks would be discussed in a detailed way during his meetings with Turkish Cypriot officials.

Delivering a speech before the meeting, Ozgurgun said that TRNC was proud with Turkey's policy regarding Cyprus and its region.

Prior to his talks with Ozgurgun, Davutoglu also got together with Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces Gen. Hilmi Akin Zorlu. The meeting was closed to press.

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Last Mod: 01 Eylül 2009, 15:04
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