Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (21.06.17) reports that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received yesterday Tahsin Ertugruloglu, self-styled minister of foreign affairs of the breakaway regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus, at the Presidential Complex, in Ankara. The paper, under the title “Full support”, writes that Ertugruloglu took the message that he wanted on the continuation of Turkey’s guarantees.
The paper reports that during this meeting, which was described as a “surprise” in the political circles in the occupied area of Cyprus, the decision of the “TRNC government” regarding the continuation of Turkey’s active and effective guarantees as well as its unilateral right of intervention were mainly discussed.
According to information that the paper obtained, Erdogan also shares the same concerns that Ertugruloglu presented to him regarding the issue of the continuation of Turkey’s active and effective guarantees and its unilateral right of intervention.
Ertugruloglu, who returned to the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus last night, did not make any statement regarding his meeting in Ankara.
Replying to a question of the paper’s reporter if the meeting satisfied him, Ertugruloglu said that he was satisfied remarkably.
According to a press release by the “ministry of foreign affairs”, the meeting with Erdogan lasted an hour and the Cyprus talks were discussed