EU-Turkey relations

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Turkey has been a candidate for EU membership since 1999. Accession negotiations started in 2005.

As a major emerging economy and a member of NATO and the G20, Turkey is a key partner for the European Union. It is recognised as an active regional foreign policy player, with a strategic location, including for the EU's energy security. The EU is therefore committed to intensify further the political dialogue with Turkey in particular on foreign policy issues of mutual interest.

EU-Turkey political dialogue is carried on at all levels on issues of mutual concern. At ministerial level, dialogue is led for the EU by Federica Mogherini (High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and Johannes Hahn (Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations).

 


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  • 28/02/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement of Abdullah Öcalan's call to the PKK to hold an extraordinary congress to decide to lay down arms Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement of Abdullah Öcalan's call to the PKK to hold an extraordinary congress to decide to lay down arms <p><span>The EU welcomes today's </span><span>announcement - at a joint press conference</span><span> </span><span>by the Government and the HDP -</span><span> </span><span>of</span><span> </span><span>Abdullah Öcalan's call to the PKK to hold an extraordinary congress to decide to lay down arms in the Spring. </span></p> 02/28/2015 00:00:00 02/28/2015 00:00:00 02/28/2015 00:00:00 02/04/2017 00:00:00 2015022800 090126248e90874d N 090126248e90874d /statements-eeas/2015/150228_02_en.htm 4595 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150228_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150228_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150228_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150228_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement of Abdullah Öcalan's call to the PKK to hold an extraordinary congress to decide to lay down arms
  • 13/01/2015
    Press information: Visit of the Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlupdf
  • 07/01/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the terrorist attack in Istanbul Statement by the Spokesperson on the terrorist attack in Istanbul 01/07/2015 12:16:23 01/07/2015 12:16:23 01/07/2015 12:16:23 01/07/2015 12:16:23 2015010712 090126248df47495 N 090126248df47495 /statements-eeas/2015/150107_02_en.htm 9375 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150107_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150107_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150107_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150107_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the terrorist attack in Istanbul
  • 14/12/2014
    Joint statement on the police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey
  • 14/12/2014
    Joint statement on the police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey Joint statement on the police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey <p>Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, issued the following statement today:</p> 12/14/2014 17:23:20 12/14/2014 17:23:20 12/14/2014 17:23:20 12/02/2015 17:23:20 2014121417 090126248db2bf14 N 090126248db2bf14 /statements-eeas/2014/141214_01_en.htm 10587 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141214_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141214_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141214_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141214_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Joint statement on the police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey

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