Turkey–European Union relations

Turkey, Spain to discuss bilateral ties, EU matters

Turkey and Spain will discuss on June 21 bilateral relations and matters related to the EU in a videoconference, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

The consultations will be co-chaired by Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakcı and Spain's State Secretary for the EU Juan Gonzalez Barba, the ministry said in a statement on June 20.

Turkey urges EU for decision on upgrading Customs Union

While calling on the leaders of the European Union (EU) to make the upcoming summit a turning point for ties between Ankara and Brussels, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on June 20 urged the Union to take decisions for concrete steps for this bid, including a mandate that will authorize the EU Commission to negotiate Customs Union with Turkey.

Slovenia to back Turkey for EU membership

Slovenia's Foreign Minister Anze Logar on May 4 pledged to play a constructive role for Turkey's membership in the
European Union.

Speaking at a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Logar said that Slovenia will encourage dialogue between the EU and Turkey during its mandate as president of the Council of the European Union.