Turkey: High Representative /Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič to hold talks in Ankara


High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič will travel to Ankara from Tuesday, 3 March to Wednesday, 4 March 2020.  They will hold talks on the ongoing escalation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib and the humanitarian consequences for the civilian population on the ground, as well as the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey. During their visit to Ankara, they will meet with high-level interlocutors of the Turkish authorities. The visit takes place ahead of the informal meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) and the extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council chaired by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell in Zagreb later this week, on 5 and 6 March. Commissioner Janez Lenarčič on his side, will continue his trip to Turkey by visiting the refugee facilities in Turkey's southeastern Gaziantep. Audiovisual coverage of the visit will be available on Europe by Satellite.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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