UN envoy proposes Turkish Cyprus President date for talks

Eroglu said that he would travel to Ankara to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan before Erdogan visits Athens later in May.

UN envoy proposes Turkish Cyprus President date for talks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer said Monday he proposed to the new President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Dervis Eroglu that negotiations in Cyprus might resume on May 26, 2010.

Speaking to reporters following his meeting with Downer in Lefkosa, President Eroglu said that the negotiations in Cyprus would most likely resume on May 26.

"We have had a good conversation with Downer and talked on various issues. We have told Alexander Downer that we wanted to conclude negotiations in a certain time period and hold a referendum," Eroglu said.

"Downer shares our ideas and thoughts. The United Nations shares the same notion with Turkish Cypriots that negotiations can not go on forever," Eroglu noted.

We insist on the resumption of negotiations and continuation of the negotiations and want to end negotiations with an agreement that would be supported by the two communities in Cyprus, Eroglu said.

During our talks with Downer today, we expressed our thoughts on the isolation of the TRNC, Eroglu said.

In response to a question, Eroglu said that he would travel to Ankara to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan before Erdogan visits Athens later in May.

"UN visit to Turkey"

Downer said that Cyprus talks --which had been pursued between former president Mehmet Ali Talat of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias-- could resume from the point where they were left off.

Downer said that he had a fruitful and satisfactory meeting with Eroglu.

Downer said that he discussed the basis of Cyprus talks with Eroglu, and they were looking forward to resume the talks.

He added that Eroglu needed some time to prepare his team for talks, and they wanted to resume the talks before June.

Downer also said that he would pay a visit to Turkish capital Ankara in the end of May.



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