Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will hold talks with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week.

The two countries are partners in Afghanistan, and work closely in the G20, which Australia will host in 2014 and Turkey will host in 2015.

In the meeting, the two PMs will discuss various international issues and it is believed the Cyprus problem will be one of them.

Australia is committed to continue to support the peace-keeping mission, and Australian police continue to assist the UN’s mission on the island.

The Australian Government continues to urge all parties to make constructive efforts aimed at resolving the Cyprus dispute and Ms Gillard is expected to reiterate this point to the Turkish Prime Minister.

Ms Gillard will fulfil a lifelong ambition when she attends the Anzac Day dawn service at Gallipoli this year.

She will join thousands of Australians and New Zealanders travelling to the peninsula to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the landing of troops at Anzac Cove.

Ms Gillard’s visit to Gallipoli will be the first by an Australian PM since the visit by John Howard in 2005.