Press release

PM call with Turkish President Erdogan: 7 January 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May called Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the Cyprus peace talks.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister called Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier today to discuss the Cyprus peace talks.

They agreed on the importance of reaching a successful resolution to the Cyprus peace talks in Geneva, noting that this was a real opportunity to secure a better future for Cyprus and to guarantee stability in the wider region.

The Prime Minister also expressed her sincere condolences on the attacks in Istanbul and Izmir.

They wished each other a happy and peaceful New Year and the Prime Minister said she looked forward to visiting Turkey early this year.