European Union–Turkey relations

EU foreign policy chief tells Turkey border developments unacceptable

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said he told Turkey on Wednesday that the situation at the border with Greece was unacceptable and Turkey should not encourage further movement of migrants towards the border with EU states.

Speaking after talks with President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, he described their meeting as long and profitable.

EC Urges Turkey to Return to Compliance with the Migration Agreement

The European Commission has today called on Turkey to return to compliance with the bilateral migration agreement. Commission spokesmen declined to give a clear answer on whether Ankara violated Art. 3 of the agreement, which stipulates that Turkey will take all necessary steps to prevent the emergence of new roads to the EU by land and water for migrants.

Turkey appeals to EU envoys to upgrade customs union

Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan has told the ambassadors of EU countries in Ankara that Turkey is waiting for the European Commission to renew the 1996 customs union agreement.

"Your contributions in this sense are exceptionally important. We invite you to work with the business world," she said at a meeting with the EU Delegation to Turkey on Feb. 26.

Ex-envoy: Brexit will be bad for everyone, including Turkey

The United Kingdom leaving the European Union is a bad decision for the British, the union, and everyone else including Turkey, according to a retired Turkish diplomat.
"The U.K. has traditionally been one of the most forceful supporters of Turkish integration with the EU," Selim Kuneralp has told Hürriyet Daily News.