Turkey and EU

Erdogan: it's time for EU to write a story for itself

Erdogan: it's time for EU to write a story for itself

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the European Union to focus on common denominator between Brussels and Ankara rather than their differences and said that Turkey’s full membership is a requirement for the …

Poll: Turkish residents against joining EU

Poll: Turkish residents against joining EU

According to Areda Survey's web survey, more than half of Turkey's residents believe the country should not join the European Union. Thus, according to the study, 51% of respondents believe that Ankara should not join the EU in …

Cavusoglu and Borrell discuss situation in Ukraine

Cavusoglu and Borrell discuss situation in Ukraine

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with EU diplomat Josep Borrell on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum. "On the sidelines of the Diplomatic Forum in Antalya, we discussed the latest developments in Ukraine …

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