Turkey and EU

Turkish-German row: win-win situation for politicians

Turkish-German row: win-win situation for politicians

Refusal of Turkish authorities from holding political rallies in Germany will not be the last problem

 Steinmeier: Erdogan jeopardizing Turkish-EU ties

Steinmeier: Erdogan jeopardizing Turkish-EU ties

Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier used his first speech as president on Wednesday to warn his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent …

 Erdogan calls on EU to respect human rights

Erdogan calls on EU to respect human rights

Europeans across the world will not be able to walk the streets safely if they keep up their current attitude towards Turkey, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Ankara. "If Europe continues this …

The West#039s desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West's desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West must acknowledge that what Mr. Erdoğan represents will be part and parcel of Turkey's future

Erdogan: EU no longer be able to threaten us

Erdogan: EU no longer be able to threaten us

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that after an April referendum Turkey will no longer be threatened by the European Union membership process. The President said that Turkey will no longer be …

 EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

The EU-Turkish migrant deal is not perfect and its implementation continues to be difficult but there are no viable alternatives to it, the Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas said. …

 Omer Celik: time has come to reassess migration deal with EU

Omer Celik: time has come to reassess migration deal with EU

Turkey's minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik said he believed the time has come for Turkey to reassess its migration deal with the European Union. Celik said that Turkey has fulfilled all of its obligations regarding …

Tensions rising between Turkish, European leaders before elections

Tensions rising between Turkish, European leaders before elections

The Netherlands is heading for a nationwide vote Wednesday, with concerns about Muslim immigration a central issue

EU stops financing of Turkey

EU stops financing of Turkey

According to the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, Johannes Khan, the European Union has started to cut financing the programs of the European-Turkish cooperation, for which there is no noticeable progress. …

Turkey says all deals with EU in jeopardy if no visa liberalization

Turkey says all deals with EU in jeopardy if no visa liberalization

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday deals with the European Union, including an agreement on stemming the flow of migrants, would be jeopardized if the bloc failed to implement promised visa liberalization …

How to think about ‘Turkey’s Great Normalization’

How to think about ‘Turkey’s Great Normalization’

Turkey has yet to reach is a modern, liberal and effective system of checks and balances

Berlin says no to Turkish referendum

Berlin says "no" to Turkish referendum

How will Ankara respond to de facto ban of AKP politicians' activities in Germany, aimed at supporting constitutional amendments in Turkey

The EU will never let Turkey in, says the US

The EU will never let Turkey in, says the US

Donald Trump's pick for EU ambassador, Ted Malloch, has announced the EU had already given its decision about Turkey. According to him, Turkey will never become an EU member. He has also told that everybody knew about it in Washington - …

Johannes Hahn: Turkey#039s EU accession is not a priority for Brussels

Johannes Hahn: Turkey's EU accession is not a priority for Brussels

There are still a lot of contacts between the EU and Turkey, but Turkey's accession to is not Europe's priority, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said today …

Turkey is finding itself a place in the new world

Turkey is finding itself a place in the new world

Whilr the U.S. and Britain are cooking up their new alliance, they are also saving a slot for Turkey

Sharp Fall in Asylum Seekers

Sharp Fall in Asylum Seekers

The closed Balkan route and the E.U.-Turkey migration deal significantly helped stem the flow of migrants

EU accused of double standards again

EU accused of double standards again

Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik criticized the “mixed” response given across the EU over the terrorist attacks in Turkey. "Why is it that when Turkey is attacked by ISIS, the Turkish …

Turkey, EU work to speed up flow of European funds for Syrian refugees

Turkey, EU work to speed up flow of European funds for Syrian refugees

In times of war people tend to reproduce more in a bid to continue their line

Turkey#039s economic turn to the East

Turkey's economic turn to the East

Growing economic pressures are pushing Turkey towards China and Russia

EU foreign policy chief condemns terror attack in Turkey’s Kayseri

EU foreign policy chief condemns terror attack in Turkey’s Kayseri

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini condemned the car bomb blast which hit Turkey's central city of Kayseri and expressed condolences in a phone call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut …

EU plans summit with Turkey

EU plans summit with Turkey

The heads of European Union institutions were given a mandate to plan a possible summit meeting with Turkish leaders in the coming months, Council President Donald Tusk said after the EU summit on Thursday (15 December).  …

EU fails to reach compromise on Turkish ascension

EU fails to reach compromise on Turkish ascension

Austria votes against ‘Freezing of Turkey’s accession process’ omitted in final declaration

German FM believes ceasing talks with Turkey on EU entry impractical

German FM believes ceasing talks with Turkey on EU entry impractical

Halting negotiations with Turkey on its accession to the European Union would be inexpedient at the moment, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday, Sputnik reports. "I would …

EU Commission head speaks out against suspending accession talks with Turkey

EU Commission head speaks out against suspending accession talks with Turkey

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke out on Sunday against suspending negotiations with Turkey on its accession to the European Union. “In contrast to the European …

Europe will surrender to fascism without Turkey

Europe will surrender to fascism without Turkey

EU measures against Turkey, which symbolically represents millions of Muslims, are to bring direct opposite consequences.

Turkey not guest but host in Europe, Erdogan says

Turkey not guest but host in Europe, Erdogan says

Turkey is not a guest but a host country in Europe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday. "Neither the European Union nor the European countries that are on the brink of falling into the clutches of racism …

Erdogan, Merkel discussed EU responsibility in migrant crisis on phone

Erdogan, Merkel discussed EU responsibility in migrant crisis on phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the need for the European Union to fulfill its promises to Ankara regarding the migrant crisis, Turkish presidential sources …

Celik: Turkey not obliged to unilaterally solve immigration issue

Celik: Turkey not obliged to unilaterally solve immigration issue

Turkey insists on holding the EU-Turkey summit to discuss how to remove obstacles on the way to the implementation of agreements between Brussels and Ankara, …

Millions of refugees in Turkey ready to move to Europe

Millions of refugees in Turkey ready to move to Europe

Readmission deal between Turkey and the EU enters death spiral

Gap of alienation between Turkey and Europe is growing

Gap of alienation between Turkey and Europe is growing

Has Turkey an alternative to EU and how perspective is the policy of Ankara's rapprochement with Moscow and Beijing