Turk Cypriot President to socialize with Greek Cypriot leaders

Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat is to meet with the main political leaders of the Greek Cypriot administration this week.

Turk Cypriot President to socialize with Greek Cypriot leaders
Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat is to meet with the main political leaders of the Greek Cypriot administration this week, though Turkish Cypriot officials have been quick to downplay the meetings, describing them as social events, NTV said.

The president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will meet his Greek Cypriot counterpart Demetris Christofias at a reception to be held at Ledra Palace Hotel on Wednesday.

The following evening, President Talat will attend a dinner hosted by Nicos Anastasiades, the leader of the Greek Cypriot Democratic Rally Party (DISI), at the latter's home. Former Greek Cypriot leader Glafcos Clerides is also expected to attend the dinner.

President Talat's spokesman, Hasan Ercakica, said on Tuesday that the meeting between two leaders should not be regarded as a summit. The reception at the Ledra Palace was a social activity, he said.

Last Mod: 07 Mayıs 2008, 15:04
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