Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey
Cannes, France, 4 November 2011The Secretary-General met today with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
They discussed Cyprus and the progress made on this issue at the recent meeting convened by the Secretary-General, as well as the remaining challenges.
They also discussed the situation in Syria and efforts to resolve the crisis there. The Secretary-General stressed the importance for the international community to speak in a coherent voice on this matter.
On Libya, the Secretary-General briefed on his recent visit and detailed the UN's support to the country. He also talked about the UN's electoral support to the recent elections in Tunisia.
The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister discussed the relationship between Turkey and Israel, the Middle East peace process and the Palestine membership issue following the decision by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also addressed the situation in Somalia and the recent Afghanistan Regional Conference held in Istanbul.
Readouts on 4 November 2011