Turkish President Erdoğan and UK PM May discuss Cyprus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister of the UK Theresa May evaluate Cyprus issue

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister of the U.K. Theresa May spoke via phone call on Saturday. Erdoğan and May discussed Cyprus, and May expressed her condolences to Erdoğan and the Turkish people regarding the recent terror attack in Izmir.

May said that the U.K. would always stand beside Turkey in the struggle against terrorism.

Erdoğan and May expressed their hopes for a fair and lasting solution to be negotiated in Geneva.

Turkish President Erdoğan had confirmed that he would attend the five-party Cyprus conference that will be held in Geneva on Jan. 12 and assured Turkey’s support to the KKTC government in the upcoming negotiations. Also, the Turkey-Turkish Cyprus foreign movement has witnessed remarkable activity recently.

 Also, the prime minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) Hüseyin Özgürgün paid a visit to Turkey on Jan. 2 where he met with Turkish Prime Minister Binalı Yıldırım and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara.

Prime Minister Özgürgün’s visit took place ahead of the Geneva, Switzerland talks to be held between Jan. 9-12, which is widely considered as the last chance for the unification of Cyprus.