World Bulletin / News Desk
“If we put aside the accession negotiations, there is no way to speak of developing relations in energy, trade or fighting terrorism. Turkey is not only a neighbor country but also a candidate country,” Omer Celik, Turkey’s EU minister, said.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a news conference “cooperation and dialogue need to be sustained in concrete, positive steps in areas of rule of law and fundamental freedoms”.
She also said Tuesday’s meeting “provided us the opportunity to discuss issues that are very high on both of our agendas in a very comprehensive manner that we spent many hours together”.
These issues included elements “fundamental to our relationship and the aspirations of the people of Turkey and the EU,” she added.
EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said: “The EU has a great interest in close cooperation with a stable, economically secure and democratic Turkey on issues of common interest.
“In our meeting we discussed how we can better structure our cooperation in economic security and migration issues.”
Turkey-backed forces cut off main highway between Afrin city center and western Mabatli town
Migrants were attempting to travel to Europe using illegal routes
Suspects were insulting Turkish president, spreading terror propaganada
3,569 terrorists 'neutralized' since start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin, says Turkish president
Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin is continuing successfully: Gen. Hulusi Akar
Turkey is an important NATO ally, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tells Turkish president
Sahin Alpay is freed under judicial control with international travel ban and house arrest
Turkish president says if US wants to cooperate with Turkey against terror it must remove terrorists from east of Euphrates
Deputy Parliament Speaker Ahmet Aydin calls for end of FETO activities in South Korea
Home Office says no more applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain from Turkish citizens on ECAA businesspersons visa
Ankara court convicts and sentences former HDP Deputy Co-Chairwoman Aysel Tugluk
Volkan Bozkir says Turkey cannot accept that members of terror group are allowed to wander in Swiss streets
Renovation of 3,000 businesses has been completed in southeastern Diyarbakir’s Sur district, damaged by terrorist PKK group
‘Just because EP took this decision doesn't mean Turkey will give up the fight against terrorism,’ says Bekir Bozdag
Turkish Red Crescent, Disaster and Emergency Management Agency to assist in distribution