Senator to visit Ankara, Cyprus on special tour

Azerbaijan Materials 17 February 2009 16:47 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey, Ankara, Feb. 17/ Trend A. Aleskerov/

U.S. Senator Richard Durbin will visit the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Greece and Turkey as part of a special tour.

During the trip, he will become familiar with the positions of both sides regarding the conflict. 

Durbin will visit Ankara to discuss the Cyprus issue on Feb. 18. He will be met by Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Durbin recently met with President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Mehmet Ali Talat, the Milliyet daily newspaper reported.

He will visit Greece on Feb. 17.