Turkey Counters: EAM Jaishankar raises Cyprus issue

Sep 23, 2022

New York (USA), Sep 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met his Turkish Counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and held talks on Cyprus. This comes a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raked up the issue of Kashmir at the UN General Assembly. EAM met Cavusoglu on the second day of his engagements on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session on Sept 21. Jaishankar held a wide-ranging conversation with Cavusoglu which included talks on the Ukraine conflict, food security, and Cyprus. The talks come as the UN continues to push to resolve decades of tensions in Cyprus between the two communities. The Turkish Cypriot north and the Greek Cypriot south have been split since 1974. India has been advocating a peaceful resolution of the issue in accordance with the UN resolutions. Cyprus has been a steadfast supporter of India on the Kashmir issue for over five decades.