Turkey and EU

Erdogan: EU must act bravely to improve ties with Turkey

Erdogan: EU must act bravely to improve ties with Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on the European Union to stop "sabotage of Turkish-European relations by hiding behind pretext of solidarity within bloc." "This year the European Union should cast aside …

Turkey criticizes EU report on country's membership process

Turkey criticizes EU report on country's membership process

The Turkish Foreign Ministry blasted the EU Commission's 2021 report on Turkey's membership process, saying it once again reflected the double standard approach toward the country. The ministry said in a written statement …

Greece boosts border guards over Afghan migration fears

Greece boosts border guards over Afghan migration fears

Greece will increase the number of border guards on the country's border with Turkey, fearing a spike in illegal migration linked to the crisis in Afghanistan, officials said Monday. An additional 250 officers will join the …

EU to send 3 firefighting planes to Turkey for wildfires

EU to send 3 firefighting planes to Turkey for wildfires

The European Commission will be sending three firefighting planes to help extinguish ongoing fires in Turkey, which have devastated the country’s southern coast, according to the commission’s emergency response coordinator. …

Erdogan urges EU to let Turkey be its full member

Erdogan urges EU to let Turkey be its full member

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said the European Union cannot achieve its goal of becoming a power hub without Turkey. "It is not possible for the EU to achieve its goal of becoming the center of attraction …

EU prepared to sanction Turkey if 'aggressive stance' persists

EU prepared to sanction Turkey if 'aggressive stance' persists

The European Union has a ready package of measures, including sanctions, against Turkey in case if it fails to abandon the "aggressive stance" in various issues of international significance, French Minister of State for European …

Turkey slides down the EU’s agenda

Turkey slides down the EU’s agenda

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are scheduled to visit Turkey this week

EU ready to engage with Turkey to enhance cooperation

EU ready to engage with Turkey to enhance cooperation

The EU is ready to engage with Turkey in a "phased, proportionate, reversible manner," to enhance cooperation in areas of common interest, according to a European Council conclusion adopted by EU leaders on Thursday. They met …

Will European Union and Turkey reset relations?

Will European Union and Turkey reset relations?

After a rough period, Ankara is making overtures to Brussels. Ilke Toygür,  an analyst on European Affairs at Elcano Royal Institute discusses the prospects, the need for the EU to clarify its own position, and the implications of the election of Joe Biden in the article for German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Erdogan: Turkey has no insoluble contradictions with Russia or US

Erdogan: Turkey has no insoluble contradictions with Russia or US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking today at the opening ceremony of a lithium carbonate processing plant in Eskisehir, stressed that the republic does not have any insurmountable obstacles in relations with all countries of the …

Erdogan hopes to turn new page with U.S. and EU in 2021

Erdogan hopes to turn new page with U.S. and EU in 2021

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey hopes to "turn a new page" in its ties with the United States and European Union. Speaking to lawmakers from his ruling AK Party, Erdogan said "artificial agendas" …

Hungarian FM: Turkey 'EU's strategic partner'

Hungarian FM: Turkey 'EU's strategic partner'

The Hungarian foreign minister said his country sees Turkey a strategic partner of the EU, and that Hungary defends a foreign policy based on this principle, instead of one on hostility against Turkey. Following his working visit in …