Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on Monday, developments in several files, especially Afghanistan and the Cyprus issue.
“The Turkish president and the Secretary-General met, on Monday, where they exchanged views on developments related to Syria, Libya and Afghanistan, and also discussed the Cyprus issue,” Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.
Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided between two parts, Turks in the north and Rome in the south, and in 2004, the Greek Cypriots rejected a plan presented by the United Nations to unite the two parts of the island.
Afghanistan attracted the world’s attention, against the background of the “Taliban” movement’s control of the country last August, in parallel with the last stage of a US military withdrawal that was completed at the end of that month.
The meeting between President Erdogan and Guterres took place at the “Turkish House”, opposite the United Nations building in New York City.
In his speech during President Erdogan’s inauguration of the “Turkish House”, Guterres praised the “generous” support provided by Turkey and its president to refugees, in addition to Turkey’s support for conflict mediation efforts.
On Sunday night, President Erdogan arrived in the United States of America to participate in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly.
The “Turkish House” building covers an area of about 20,000 square meters, and stands on its 35 floors opposite the United Nations building at a height of 171 meters.
Currently, the building houses the Turkish Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Consulate General in New York, as well as meeting rooms, exhibitions, housing and a car park.