Turkish Cyprus President meets UN envoy over talks

Second round of intensified talks between Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders would begin next week.

Turkish Cyprus President meets UN envoy over talks

President Mehmet Ali Talat of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) received UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer on Thursday.

Taye Brook Zerihoun, the special representative of the UN Secretary General in Cyprus, accompanied Downer during the meeting.

Following the meeting, Downer said that it was one of their regular meetings, and they made preparations for the second round of intensified talks between Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders which would begin next week.

Noting that the second round would be an important part of negotiation process, Downer said that he also held a meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias yesterday.

On January 11, Talat and Christofias launched the first round of intensified talks in hope to overcome obstacles that hindered progress during 60 meetings over the past 16 months.


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