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Turkey to host Cyprus summit

InternationalAnkara will host a Cyprus summit next week as part of a run-up to Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul\'s planned trip to the US in early June.

The premier and foreign minister plan to visit the US the first week of June and will hold talks over the Cyprus issue with Washington as part of a move to end the long-term isolation of the island.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mehmet Ali Talat, Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer and Foreign Minister Serdar Denktas are expected to arrive in Ankara next Thursday for the summit.

The group will meet with Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, then Erdogan and Gul to discuss the latest developments on the island. Erdogan and Gul will meet with United Nations Secretary-General while in the US to discuss further the Cyprus issue.

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