And why not? Is there any reason to believe that Kofi Annan will not hand Erdogan everything he wants on a platter?
From AFP, with thanks to Kemaste:
ANKARA, Jan 13 (AFP) – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he wants to meet with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the shortest possible time to discuss ways of resolving the Cyprus conflict.
“We want to meet with him at first opportunity,” Erdogan was quoting as saying late Wednesday by Anatolia news agency.
Cyprus’ division between its Greek and Turkish communities remains a major obstacle for Turkey’s bid to join the European Union, with Ankara refusing to endorse the internationally-recognized Greek Cypriot government of the island, which became an EU member in May.
Ankara sees the settlement of the 30-year conflict as a way out of the diplomatic conundrum it faces.
A reunification plan drawn up by Annan failed last April when the Greek Cypriots voted it down, even though the Turkish Cypriots gave it overwhelming support.