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Erdogan: Turkey still wants full membership of EU

Erdogan: Turkey still wants full membership of EU

Turkey still seeks to gain "full membership" of the EU, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ahead of a meeting with EU leaders in Bulgaria. According to the President, joining the bloc remains a …

EU helping Turkey with migrant crisis

EU helping Turkey with migrant crisis

The European Union unlocked a further three billion euros ($3.7 billion) for refugees in Turkey, the second tranche of a controversial 2016 deal to curb the flow of migrants coming to Europe. "The Commission is today launching the …

Cavusoglu: EU remains vulnerable without Turkey

Cavusoglu: EU remains vulnerable without Turkey

EU remains vulnerable without Turkey, the Turkish media quoted Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying March 3, Trend reports. Cavusoglu added that the opinions that Turkey will become a burden to the EU are …

 Erdogan: EU does not live up to its end of refugee deal

Erdogan: EU does not live up to its end of refugee deal

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the United Union does not live up to their financial obligations under the Turkish-EU refugee deal. The Turkish president said he told the Pope, the Italian …

EU-Turkey summit to be held in March - media

EU-Turkey summit to be held in March - media

The European Union and Turkey are expected to hold a summit in late March,  Germany's Die Welt newspaper reported citing diplomatic sources in Brussels. According to the report, the EU intends to improve relations …

Turkey against 'privileged partnership' with EU

Turkey against 'privileged partnership' with EU

Turkey will not accept a "privileged partnership" with the EU, the country's EU Minister Omer Celik has said, Anadolu Agency reports. "If we are offered a privileged partnership, we will not even consider it, and …

Turkey's parliament to investigate Islamophobia in Europe

Turkey's parliament to investigate Islamophobia in Europe

Turkey's parliamentary subcommittee will begin to investigate Islamophobic attacks targeting Muslims in Western countries, which will later be compiled in a detailed report. The commission will begin to work on January 9 to examine …

Turkey 'agrees to accept' migrant returns from Greece

Turkey 'agrees to accept' migrant returns from Greece

Greece persuaded Turkey to accept migrant returns from the mainland in order to reduce critical overcrowding in its refugee camps, The New Arab reports. The agreement came during a strained two-day state visit by Turkish President …

Turkey still wants to join EU

Turkey still wants to join EU

Ankara is committed to joining the European Union, as before, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said at the EU-Turkey Business Dialogue roundtable in Brussels. "We remain committed to joining the EU. …