Pompeo to Seek Easing Tensions with Turkey in Unexpected Cyprus Visit

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will pay an unexpected visit to Cyprus on Saturday in an effort to ease tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Pompeo called on Turkey to pull back its forces and said that his trip to Cyprus would complement phone calls by President Donald Trump with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The dispute “has to be resolved in a way that’s diplomatic and peaceful,” Pompeo told reporters en route to Doha where he will help inaugurate long-awaited talks between Afghanistan’s government and the...


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