Greek FM in Turkey in confidence-building push

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Monday held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and gave a flurry of interviews to Turkish media on the first day of a visit to Turkey aimed at paving the way for bilateral talks on confidence-building measures.

In an interview with Turkish Public Television, Kotzias said “there are a lot of problems, there are differing interests.” “But God cast our dice here. We have to live together.”

As for Cyprus, Kotzias said it “must become a normal member-state of the EU and develop good and productive relations with Turkey and Greece.”

Kotzias is due in Ankara today for talks with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu expected to focus on confidence-building measures. They are also expected to discuss economic cooperation, particularly in tourism.

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