Turkish FM vows to encourage Cyprus talks

As soon as peace talks between Turkish and Greek sides start and representatives visit Athens and Ankara, says Turkish foreign minister.

Turkish FM vows to encourage Cyprus talks

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Cyprus policy not only aims to strengthen the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus but also to encourage peace talks between the Turkish Cyprus and the Greek Cyprus, said Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during today's hearing at the Parliament's budget commission.

Davutoglu attended the hearing for 2014 budget of his ministry.

Cyprus has been divided into Greek and Turkish sides since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish peace mission to help survive the Turkish Cypriots in 1974.

"As soon as the negotiations between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders start on the island and representatives from each side visit Athens and Ankara, we would like to accelerate negotiation process," he said.

He also said the number of Turkish Cypriot foreign missions has reached twenty and per capita income (income per person) has risen to $16000.

 

Last Mod: 21 Kasım 2013, 12:58
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