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Turkish foreign minister holds talks on sidelines of UN General Assembly

Mevlut Cavusoglu met Turkish Cypriot, Indonesian counterparts separately in New York

Merve Aydogan   | 19.09.2021
Turkish foreign minister holds talks on sidelines of UN General Assembly Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) meets Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertugruloglu (L) on the sidelines of the 76th session of United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States on September 19, 2021. ( Fatih Aktas - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

The Turkish foreign minister on Sunday separately met with Turkish Cypriot and Indonesian counterparts in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

"Ahead of #UNGA76 meetings, consulted as usual w/my brother FM Tahsin Ertugruloglu of #TRNC," Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

Affirming Turkey's solidarity with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Cavusoglu said: "Sovereign equality and equal international status are inherent rights of the Turkish Cypriot people."

Turkey’s top diplomat also met Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in New York.

Cavusoglu said on Twitter that he had a "productive meeting" with Marsudi, who will visit Turkey next month.

"Will further strengthen our bilateral relations in every field," he also said, highlighting the "close cooperation" of Turkey and Indonesia at the UN, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, D8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, and MIKTA, an informal partnership consisting of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia.

The 76th session of the General Assembly opened last week, and the high-level General Debate begins on Tuesday. Some 130 heads of state and government are expected to attend.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also headed to New York on Sunday, where he is planned attend and speak at this year's UN General Assembly.

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