Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay is holding contacts at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Within the framework of his New York contacts, Özersay met with Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix.

Undersecretary of the Deputy Prime Ministry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Güneş Onar, TRNC Representative to New York İsmet Korukoğlu, 2nd Secretary Sertaç Güven, 3rd Secretary Seval Gökeri and UN diplomats also attended the meeting.

Özersay said that they try to represent the TRNC at all international platforms, as the Turkish Cypriots deserve, with an understanding of active diplomacy. “We will try to affect the decisions of the third sides in the direction of our views at the meetings with the UN and the member state representatives of the Security Council. Diplomacy is a process. It is possible to reach a result with new and creative views put forth at different meetings, not only at one meeting. With this opinion, we will represent the Turkish Cypriots as they deserve at all possible international platforms and try to affect the decisions”  Özersay added.

Expressing that they brought up the subject of moving the UN military camp in Gazimağusa to the agenda at the meeting, Özersay said that they will receive an official reply from the UN on the issue and they will determine their attitude according to the reply.

Minister Özersay also met with the UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador J. Allen.