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Press Release Regarding The Direct Negotiations which were held in Rambouillet to solve the Kosovo Problem (Unofficial Translation) February 8, 1999

We welcome the commencement of the direct negotiations in Rambouillet, on 6 February 1999 aimed at bringing about a political solution to the Kosovo problem which constitutes a serious threat to the security and stability of the Balkans and Europe.

We wish that the negotiations result in such a political settlement that enables the establishment of a pluralistic and participatory democracy which guarantees the highest level of rights and freedoms of all national communities living in Kosovo, including the Turkish national minority.

Turkey, together with the international community, stands ready to fulfill its responsibility for the establishment of peace and stability in Kosovo.