Foreign Minister Emine Çolak met with the representatives of French media and French think-tank organizations within the framework of her contacts in Paris.

Within the framework of her contacts in Paris, Çolak attended the round table meeting which was organized by the French think-tank IPSE and moderated by the Chairman of the organization Emmanuel Dupuy in which ex-minister of Sarkozy government Senator Jean Marie Bockel also participated.

After the meeting, Minister Çolak met with member of the French Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the French Permanent Delegation to NATO Bockel and underlined that developing the relations of the Turkish Cypriots with France will make positive contributions to the solution process and also emphasized that this is the most natural right of the Turkish Cypriots in order to express themselves.

Çolak also met with the head of the ‘Institut Français des Relations Internationales’ think tank organization’s Turkey Program, Dorothée Schmid. The Cyprus issue, the expectation of the Turkish Cypriots and the perspective of Turkey to the Cyprus problem were evaluated at the meeting. Stating that there is no need to question the willingness of the Turkish Cypriots for a solution, Çolak emphasized that Turkey sincerely continues to support the solution.

Minister Çolak who completed her contacts in Paris returned to the TRNC yesterday.