Today, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami received Mr. İlker Züğürt, President of the Cyprus Turkish Businessmen’s Council (KTIAK), and his delegation at the Foreign Ministry. Minister Nami engaged in an exchange of views with the KTIAK officials regarding the steps that can be taken in the year 2015 towards the lifting of the isolation imposed on the Turkish Cypriots, as well as towards increasing foreign trade.

KTIAK President Züğürt conveyed information to Foreign Minister Nami pertaining to the contacts held by the Council in various European countries.

Foreign Minister Özdil Nami emphasized the existence of close relations between the Ministry and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and stated, in this connection, that the Ministry strongly supports the initiatives of organizations abroad, adding that “we support all efforts exerted towards the lifting of the isolation”.