EU to allocate Turkey 236 million euros for democratic reforms
The European Union is going to allocate 236 million euros to Turkey so that the country is able to conduct reforms in the spheres of justice, human rights, migration policy, the energy industry, environmental protection and agriculture, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle is quoted as saying.
The European Commissioner is also quoted as saying that EU-Turkey ties are developing very successfully and that he hopes the financial aid provided by the EU will encourage future democratic reforms in the country.
The European Union and Turkey started talks concerning the country's membership of the body in 2005. The current round of talks started on November 5th.