A delegation from the International Republican Institute* (IRI) consisting of its Vice President Thomas Garrett and Jan Erik Surotchak, Regional Director for Europe are currently carrying out contacts in the TRNC.
The delegation which is on an observation mission had separate meetings with Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertugruloglu, Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Denktaş, as well as political party representatives.
During the meeting with Ertugruloglu, the delegation was briefed on the Cyprus talks and the Turkish Cypriot side’s views on the Cyprus problem.
During the meeting with Denktaş, they were briefed on the historic process of the Cyprus talks and the approach of the Democratic Party (DP) on the Cyprus problem.
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