Turkish Prime Minister Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and the occupied areas so-called foreign minister Ozdil Nami have communicated by telephone.
The news was transmitted through Davutoglu's Twitter account yesterday in a message that said the two politicians had discussed the Cyprus Problem. Davutoglu earlier this week met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon while Nami has met President Barack Obama's advisors at the White House and US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns.
Greek Cypriot politicians in Nicosia yesterday expressed concern over apparent Turkish efforts to give the false impression that a solution to the Cyprus Problem is close at hand.
European Party president Demetris Syllouris said: "Davutoglu's repeated statements as well as those by representatives of Cyprus' occupation, the so-called foreign minister Ozdil Nami and Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Ozersay are a coordinated effort to give the impression that we are just a short way from finding a solution to the Cyprus Problem."
Syllouris said the efforts were attempting to conceal Turkey's responsibility for the invasion and occupation.
Syllouris criticised Nami for appearing to take it for granted that the natural gas in Cyprus' EEZ would only be exploited after a solution.
After his meeting with Ban, Davutoglu said there was a new momentum on the Cyprus issue since the negotiations resumed on February 11.
And, in an interview with The Washington Times, Nami said that core differences could be resolved in a "matter of months."
House Speaker Yiannakis Omirou yesterday said the National Council will convene today while Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu are scheduled to meet for the second time in this new round of negotiations on March 31.