FOREIGN ministers from the
Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) ended their meeting in
New York with a call to the international community to end the
"unjust" isolation of Turkish Cypriots [of Northern Cyprus].
A final communiqué issued at the end of the summit
reiterated support for Turkish Cypriots [of Northern Cyprus] and
underlined the provisions of the Annan plan, which envisaged Turkish
and Greek Cypriots existing in two politically equal constituent
states, neither of which could impose authority on the other.
The OIC again called on member states to forge closer ties
with the Turkish Cypriots [of Northern Cyprus].
Earlier, ministers had been
presented with a report by OIC general secretary Ekmeleddin
Ihsanoglu complaining that the Islamic world had failed to give
proper backing to the Turkish Cypriot people.
moves to initiate direct flights between Baku and Ercan Airport as a
step in the right direction and urged other OIC states to follow
Turkish Cypriots [of Northern Cyprus] were represented
at the foreign ministers' meeting by TRNC [Northern Cyprus] Deputy
Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs and Defence Minister Serdar
Denktas. He addressed the second session, briefing delegates on
Cyprus developments and thanking them for their