Turkey and EU

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 Cavusoglu on how Ankara takes EU sanctions

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is no need to take very seriously decisions made by the European Union to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus. "We …

What caused Turkish-European sanctions war?

European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect Ankara’s determination to pursue energy activities in the region, Turkey's foreign ministry said. …

EU adopts sanctions against Turkey for drilling off Cyprus

The foreign ministers of the EU countries have approved the imposition of sanctions against Turkey over its geological exploration in the waters of Cyprus, the DPA agency reported, referring to the statement adopted by the European ministers at a …

Gas sets Cyprus apart

The discovery of gas in the eastern Mediterranean has complicated attempts to reunify the divided island

EU to impose sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling?

The European Union will put on hold high-level talks with Ankara and negotiations on an air transport agreement, as well as freezing funding for Turkey next year, over "illegal" drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus, according to a draft …

Erdogan: Turkey still committed to EU membership

Ankara maintains its commitment to a full European Union membership even though the bloc has not kept its promises, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, a day after an EU report criticized Ankara on its judiciary and …

Turkey's membership to increase political prowess of EU

Turkey's European Union membership will play a crucial role in increasing the bloc's political prowess, according to a joint declaration at the end of a meeting on May 9 held to discuss reforms for the country's stalled EU …

Erdogan: EU needs Turkey more than Turkey needs EU

The European Union (EU) needs Turkey more than the other way around, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday regarding Ankara's full membership in the powerful bloc. "Turkey proceeds on its way persistently despite …

 EU comments on re-run of Istanbul election

The European Union commented on the Turkish Supreme Election Council's decision to re-run elections in Istanbul.  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner Johannes …