Sevil Erkuş - Hürriyet Daily News / Istanbul, April 9 () - Turkey is set to appoint a new ambassador to Nicosia after a six month suspension, amid moves to resume reunification talks in Cyprus.
Derya Kanbay has been appointed as Turkey’s Ambassador to Nicosia, sources told Hürriyet Daily News.
Kanbay previously served as Turkey’s ambassador to Baghdad.
The talks in Cyprus were suspended in October last year over a hydrocarbons crisis in the waters around the Mediterranean island.
The U.N. Secretary-General’s Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, has said he expects the talks to resume once elections in the Turkish Cypriot community conclude later this month.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu conveyed assignments to all new Turkish ambassadors on the phone on April 9, and the list of new envoys will be announced later on the same day or April 10.
It is already known that Nur Sağman has been appointed as Turkey’s new ambassador to New Guinea, while Korkut Tufan has been appointed as ambassador to Burkina Faso.