Turkish premier, UN secretary general debate Cyprus, regional developments
Turkish prime minister and secretary general of the United Nations (UN) discussed Cyprus problem, Syria and Libya developments, elections in Tunisia, Turkish-Israeli relations, Palestine, Middle East peace process, situation in Somalia and Afghanistan, Anadolu Agency reported Friday.
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met in Cannes, France on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, a UN statement said.
Erdogan and Ban took up progress made in the trilateral Cyprus meeting that took place in New York on October 30-31.
In their meeting, Ban and Erdogan discussed situation in Syria and efforts aimed at solving the crisis in that country.
The secretary general underlined importance of international community's assuming an insistent and harmonious stance on developments in Syria.
Ban briefed Erdogan on his recent visit to Libya, whereas the two discussed Turkish-Israeli relations, Middle East peace process, as well as situation in Somalia and the Istanbul conference on Afghanistan.