The European Union must work with Turkey for the stability of the region and beyond, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Sept. 23 after meeting a senior EU official.
The top diplomat met with Josep Borrell, the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
EU needs to create a rapidly deployable military force to intervene around the world, two senior officials said on Thursday cited by new agencies. According to Gen. Claudio Graziano, chairman of the EU military committee, and EU foreign policy head Josep Borrell the Afghanistan crisis could provide the needed catalyst to end years of inaction.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the accelerated deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan showed that the European Union needed to speed up efforts to build a common defense policy, Reuters writes.