Turkey's FM to visit Northern Cyprus

Cavusoglu will visit Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Wednesday

Cavusoglu will visit Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Wednesday

ANKARA - Turkey's foreign minister will pay a visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Wednesday according to a statement issued Monday by the Foreign Ministry. 

Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu and Prime Minister Ozkan Yorgancioglu and exchange views on the current phase of the Cyprus issue,  the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a written statement on Monday. 

The island has been divided since 1974. Turkey and Greece are the guarantor countries for disputed Cyprus where both Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots are trying to find a way to settle their decades-long conflict.

Negotiations between the two sides resumed in 2013 after a two-year pause. Greek Cypriots suspended the talks last October in retaliation for a Turkish move to monitor the Greek Cypriot side's oil-and-gas exploration activity off the island's coast.

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