Çavuşoğlu: Equality for Turkish Cypriots must be registered

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On Sunday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stressed the need to register the sovereign equality and equal international status of the Turkish Cypriot people with the Greek Cypriots on the island as soon as possible.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu in New York, USA.

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On the sidelines of his participation in the discussions of the United Nations General Assembly, which will start on Tuesday.

Regarding the meeting, Çavuşoğlu wrote on his Twitter account that he exchanged views with his Turkish Cypriot counterpart.

“The sovereign equality and equal international status of the Turkish Cypriot people should be registered as soon as possible,” he added.

Cyprus has suffered since 1974, a division between two parts, Turkey in the north and Rome in the south, and in 2004, the Greek Cypriots rejected a plan presented by the United Nations to unite the two parts of the island.

Since the collapse of the UN-sponsored Cyprus reunification talks in Switzerland in July 2017, no formal UN-brokered negotiations have taken place to settle the dispute on the island.

As part of his talks, Çavuşoğlu met separately with his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi.

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Çavuşoğlu stated that he had a fruitful meeting with Marsudi, who announced that she would visit Turkey in Bahr next month.