Davutoglu to meet members of new British govt
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu left for London yesterday to meet with members of the new British government, in office since May, with Cyprus talks expected to be top their agenda. Davutoglu is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with British officials, including opposition party representatives. The visit will be an opportunity for him to explain Ankara's views on the Cyprus issue and Turkey's European Union membership process. Saying that the United Kingdom has influence over the Greek Cypriot administration, Turkish diplomatic sources said the visiting delegation would stress the need to accelerate Cyprus talks. After postponing a visit to Berlin this week due to a scheduling conflict, Davutoglu is set to visit Germany and Portugal later this month. On Saturday Davutoglu will accompany Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a ceremony marking the 15th commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre, along with the presidents of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.