Prime Minister Ersin Tatar and Deputy PM and Foreign Affairs Minister Kudret Ozersay flew to Istanbul on Monday for a one-day working visit. Accompanied by Finance Minister Olgun Amcaolgu, Tatar and Ozersay were scheduled to meet with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay.
In a statement to Turkish Cypriot news agency TAK, Ozersay said that “after the coalition government received a vote of confidence, it will have a working meeting with the Turkish officials” and added: “At the meeting, the Cyprus issue as well the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and particularly economic and financial issues will be discussed”.
Meanwhile, Tatar and Ozersay are also accompanied by the deputy chief of the foreign ministry Sunat Altug and Director of Protocol Cem Topcu.
Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Afrika’ on its front page, commenting on the visit to Istanbul, wrote: “The government that Turkey wanted, has been established, received a vote of confidence and today it flies to Istanbul…”
Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Star Kibris’ under the title “Istanbul Summit”, reports that their meeting has special meaning because it covers the first official contact of the new government and Tatar’s first trip abroad as prime minister.
On the same issue, Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Yeni Bakis’ reports that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had interrupted his schedule in Ankara and travelled to Istanbul due to the planned visit of the TRNC delegation. In addition to this, Turkey’s Finance Minister Berat Albayrak also attended the meetings.
Kibris, Afrika, Star Kibris, Yeni Bakis