Turkey's Gul meets members of 'Elders Group'

Turkey's president met with members of "The Elders Group", a circle of leaders working for global peace, in capital Ankara on Tuesday.

Turkey's Gul meets members of 'Elders Group'
Turkey's president met with members of "The Elders Group", a circle of leaders working for global peace, in capital Ankara on Tuesday.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul got together with two members of the group, former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi and former Norwegian Foreign Minister Gro Brundtland, in a closed-door meeting at Cankaya Presidential Palace.

According to officials, Gul briefed Brahimi and Brundtland on Turkey's approach to the Cyprus issue during the gathering.

Emphasizing Turkey's constructive efforts aiming at the solution of Cyprus issue, Gul also told the leaders that the European Union did not keep its promise regarding the lifting of isolations on Turkish Cypriots.

The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

The Elders are currently helping to promote an environment for the successful completion of the ongoing peace talks in Cyprus.

Members of the group Brahimi and Brundtland are expected to travel to the Greek capital of Athens and Greek part of Cyprus in the upcoming days.


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