President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) received Alexander Downer, the United Nations (UN) secretary general's special adviser on Cyprus, in Lefkosa on Monday.

Progress made during the ongoing Cyprus talks process was high on agenda of the closed-door meeting which lasted for about an hour.

Meanwhile, President Talat is set to meet with Greek Cypriot administration leader Demetris Christofias in the buffer zone in Lefkosa on Friday.

During the meeting, the leaders will discuss issues related with property.

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