Turkey takes good messages from EU countries on accession

Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan made opening remarks of a conference on "Turkish Foreign Policy, Inclinations and Priorities" in Ankara on Tuesday with the participation of ambassadors.

Turkey takes good messages from EU countries on accession
Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan made opening remarks of a conference on "Turkish Foreign Policy, Inclinations and Priorities" in Ankara on Tuesday with the participation of ambassadors.

In regard to Turkey's EU accession process, Babacan said, "we keep working really hard to reach our goal of becoming a full member of the EU."

Turkey expected the EU to assume a fair attitude towards it and EU countries' messages regarding Turkey's EU accession should be consistent and encouraging, Babacan said.

"Turkey will keep fulfilling its tasks and reforms in this process," he stated.

Turkey-US relations

Babacan said the relations between Turkey and the United States should be enhanced in the areas of economy, technology and culture.

Cooperation in fight against terrorist organizations and favorable outcomes in this fight brought remarkable developments in Turkish-U.S. relationship, he said.

Fight against PKK

"Our fight against PKK will continue with great determination. Its financial resources must be eradicated. I would like to underline that we will keep attaching great importance to protection of stability, peace and territorial integrity of Iraq," Babacan said.

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