ISTANBUL 

The Turkish president and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) prime minister discussed a variety of issues over the telephone late Saturday, according to the Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

In a statement, the directorate said Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ersin Tatar discussed bilateral relations, regional issues, cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and flights between two countries — which will resume July 1.

* Writing by Fahri Aksut in Ankara.

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