Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited Turkey on Tuesday, where he will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks to ease tensions over bilateral disputes and the long-running Cyprus problem.

The two leaders are expected to discuss disputed Cyprus energy exploration, Aegean sea issues, a migrant deal and economic cooperation, though analysts see little hope for concrete progress.

“We are going through a difficult period in our relations with Turkey, which is why we have to continue to discuss. This visit can contribute to de-escalation of tensions.” told Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos

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