Turkey

Barroso meets Turkish Cypriot leader to discuss the island’s situation

Turkish Cypriot President Derviş Eroğlu met with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss recently intensified peace talks between the island’s two communities to reunify the long-divided island. Barroso and Eroğlu discussed ways to push Greek Cyprus for a settlement on the island and end …

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Bulgaria, Turkey to hold a joint governmental session

The Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov said on Tuesday that the Turkish President Abdullah Gül asked him to hold a joint governmental session between the two countries. Borisov confirmed that his government will meet with their Turkish counterparts for a joint session very soon.

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Turkish President visits Bulgaria

Turkish President, Abdullah Gul, and First Lady, Hayrunnisa Gul, have arrived in Sofia for their official two-day visit. The visit of the Turkish Head of State is on the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Georgi Parvanov and is his first one the since he stepped in office in 2007.

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Cypriot leaders agreed to intensify negotiations for settling the conflict

U.N. mediated talks on reunifying the divided island of Cyprus have ended without agreement in Geneva. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu for the third session of Cyprus talks since November.

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Cypriot leaders will meet again in October

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on leaders of the divided island of Cyprus to overcome their differences by October with a view to ending the conflict which obstructs Turkey’s admission into the European Union (EU). Ban met Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Derviş Eroğlu in Geneva. …

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