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Fostering neighbourly support - The Elders in Ankara and Athens

During their September 2009 trip to Cyprus, Elders Lakhdar Brahimi and Gro Brundtland visited Ankara and Athens to better understand the views of the island’s most important neighbours.

Gro Brundtland with President Abdullah Gül of Turkey, as part of the Elders' trip to Ankara and Athens.

The Elders with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek.

Lakhdar Brahimi with President Abdullah Gül of Turkey.

Lakhdar Brahimi and Gro Brundtland meet with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis in Athens.

Gro Brundtland and Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis.

The Elders meet Greek opposition leader George Papandreou.

Exchanging views with journalists, academics and think tank representatives in Athens.

Before travelling to Cyprus, the Elders visited Ankara and Athens to better understand the views of the island’s most important neighbours.

In Ankara they met President Abdullah Gül and Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek. In Athens they met Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and opposition leader George Papandreou. They also had a lively exchange with Greek journalists, academics and think tank representatives working on the Cyprus problem.

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