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The Prime Ministers of Turkey and Greece said on Wednesday that they see a window of opportunity for a solution to the Cyprus problem.

Speaking during a joint press conference, after a three-hour meeting they had in Ankara, Ahmet Davutoglu and Alexis Tsipras stressed that Greece and Turkey will contribute positively to efforts for a solution.

Referring to the Cyprus problem, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that there is a window of opportunity and that both Greece and Turkey will contribute positively to efforts to solve the problem.

“There is an opportunity right now. I do not want to be more optimistic than I should. I`m cautiously optimistic but we have to encourage towards a solution,” Tsipras said, adding that in order to be fair the solution must be based on UN decisions and be achieved within the European acquis framework, allowing the united federal Cyprus to safeguard the security of all its citizens, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots and all the others.

Furthermore, he noted, that in order to be viable, the solution must be acceptable by everyone and especially by the people of Cyprus. It must be a solution without guarantors, within a framework of security that we all have the obligation to build together, he added.

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