Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay departed for London on 26th January, to attend a conference and hold some contacts.
Prior to his London visit, Özersay made a statement saying “I believe that during the process in which very important developments have been experienced in London regarding Brexit, some issues should be brought to the agenda in London. Following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, there may be possibilities for the Turkish Cypriots for establishing trade with the UK, as was the case many years ago. I believe that there will be some opportunities on this issue following Brexit. We have to mention and discuss this issue at some think tanks. We will do our best in this direction. We will make the Turkish Cypriots voice heard at each possible international platform”.
Furthermore, Özersay met with representatives of Turkish Cypriot non-governmental organisations in London. During his contacts at the TRNC London Representative Office, Özersay met with the British Turkish Community Football Federation, Cyprus Turkish Community Centre, the United Kingdom Turkish Cypriot Student Federation and the Turkish Cypriot Youth Union, the British Turkish Language Culture and Education Consortium and the British Cyprus Turkish Associations Council.
The problems, expectations, and demands of the Turkish Cypriot communities living in the UK were discussed during the meetings.
Özersay also visited the Turkish Ambassador to the UK Ümit Yalçın.
Minister Özersay made a speech on 27/1/2020 in the House of Lords, hosted by the UK Parliament All Party Parliamentary Group for the TRNC
Source: TRNC PIO