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EU says seeking constructive relationship with Türkiye for shared prosperity, stability

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EU says seeking constructive relationship with Türkiye for shared prosperity, stability

Published October 02,2023


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The EU is able to interact with Türkiye in direction of a “constructive relationship for shared prosperity and stability,” an EU official stated on Monday.

Speaking to reporters on the European Commission’s day by day news briefing, Ana Pisonero, spokesperson on enlargement, confirmed that the EU “has a strategic interest in continuing with cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with Türkiye and all of its people.”

She reaffirmed the bloc’s readiness “to engage with Türkiye in order to advance towards a constructive relationship for shared prosperity and stability” to be constructed on “commitments to human rights, rule of law, international law, and stability for the benefit of all of our citizens.”

Pisonero additionally underlined that the EU-Türkiye cooperation helps a “stable, secure environment in Eastern Mediterranean.”

Following the request of the EU leaders’ summit in June, the European Commission is presently engaged on a “report on the state of play of EU-Türkiye relations” that will likely be printed later this autumn, she added.

Pisonero’s remarks got here after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused on Sunday the EU of failing to maintain its guarantees to Türkiye.

“Türkiye has no expectations from the EU, whose door we have been made waiting at 60 years,” Erdoğan stated.

Türkiye utilized for EU membership in 1987, and its accession talks started in 2005 however the Council of the European Union, the EU establishment representing member states, determined to droop negotiations in 2018.

According to Ankara, talks have been frozen as a consequence of political roadblocks by sure EU members, for causes unrelated to Türkiye’s suitability for EU membership.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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