Foreign Minister Emine Çolak stated that if the negotiations on the island are successful, the Turkish Cypriots can play a bridging role in the relations to be established between United Cyprus and the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Assessing her contacts held within the framework of the opening meeting of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in New York, Minister Çolak stated “We have held at least as many contacts as in previous years. We carried out successful diplomatic meetings”.
During her time in New York, Minister Çolak came together with Ministers and officials from various countries and organizations and stated that the international community’s perspective of the Turkish Cypriots is related to their stance at the negotiation table.
Minister Çolak expressed that foreign officials are responding more positively to the meeting requests of President Akıncı due to the changing climate and increased pace at the negotiations.