British Minister of State for Europe Chris Bryant said on Tuesday that Turkey signed Ankara Protocol on its own will and made some commitments.
Turkey should fulfill its commitments, Bryant told reporters at a news conference in the buffer zone in Lefkosa following his talks in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Southern Cyprus.

Bryant, who earlier said he was "concerned" over the solution of Cyprus question, said he was optimistic regarding solution of the Cyprus problem after his talks in Turkey, Greece and with the two leaders in the island.

Bryant said both leaders were extremely willing to achieve a solution, noting he was optimistic because the two leaders were endeavoring for a solution.

British minister said they would do their best to achieve a permanent solution on the island and would not raise difficulties on any issue. He said achieving a solution on the island would be in the interests of all EU member countries, cypriots, Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom.

Responding to a question Bryant said Turkey had two alternatives, one was to look at the West and the other was to look at the East. "We want Turkey to look at the West. This should be for the security of both the region and the world," he said.

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