Jean-Yves Le Drian
Top Turkish diplomat Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met on Sept. 17 with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the international body prepares to host leaders from across the world next week.
Çavuşoğlu said his meeting with the U.N. chief focused on a number of regional and international issues, including Cyprus, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and climate change.
The Turkish and French foreign ministers on June 7 discussed "multidimensional relations and regional and international issues" in Paris, said Turkey's top diplomat.
"We discussed our multidimensional relations and regional and international issues with my French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian," Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter after the meeting.
Mevlüt Çavuşoglu's presence in Paris and his meeting today with his counterpart, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, is not an isolated event or a bolt out of the blue. After all, Ankara knows that if it manages to reconnect with the French, it will remove the most important "thorn" in its relations with the EU as a whole.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian met on June 7 in Paris as part of their joint efforts to normalize relations after a stormy period that caused deep divergences on both bilateral issues and regional developments.