British Prime Minister discusses Cyprus with Turkish President

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by telephone earlier this evening, a Downing Street spokesperson said.

The call was made in light of the recent attack that killed members of the Turkish Presidents ruling party, but it also covered the Conference on Cyprus, taking place in Switzerlands Crans-Montana.

“The Prime Minister offered her condolences following the killings of the Presidents party colleagues in the south-east of Turkey this weekend. They agreed this kind of brutality only strengthens our resolve to work together to tackle terrorism, and noted countering extremism would be a key topic for discussion at this weeks G20 summit in Hamburg,” the spokesperson said.

With regard to the Conference on Cyprus, Mrs May noted that “we now have a unique opportunity to reach a settlement.”

The Prime Minister added: “We know that to reach a final outcome there will have to be flexibility on all sides, but with continued commitment and political will, a historic agreement is within reach.”

She also confirmed the UK fully supports the process and stands ready to play its part.

Source: Cyprus News Agency