Turkish diplomat: Turkish-European relations have entered a new turn
Turkish diplomat: Turkish-European relations have entered a new turning point Turkish diplomat
Turkish Ambassador to the European Union Farouk Qaimgigi confirmed that Turkish-European relations have entered a new phase after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with European officials on May 25.
In an interview with Anatolia, Gaimiqi said that Erdogan had put forward the demands of Turkey and the European officials in his meeting with the President of the Council of the European Union, Donald Tusk, the European Commission President Gad Claude Juncker and the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani.
The ambassador noted that Erdogan had stressed to European officials Turkey’s demand for full membership in the European Union, and did not think of any other relationship with the Union.
Turkey’s membership in the European Union was not only a win for Turks or Europeans but for the whole world.
He called on European countries to treat Turkey fairly and fairly.
He noted that Turkey had applied 65 of the EU’s 72 criteria before the failed coup attempt on July 15. He pointed out that Turkey was close to achieving the remaining standards.
He noted that the failed coup attempt had impeded Turkey’s progress in achieving EU standards, as well as counterterrorism operations against the Gulen, Bai Ka Ka and İSİS terrorist organizations.
He pointed out that the European Union’s implementation of its promises to lift the visa for Turkish citizens is not difficult, and explained that he needs to trust and understand the views.
He pointed out that the next stage will see steps taken to speed up the visa to Turkish citizens to the European Union.
On the modernization of the customs union between Turkey and the Union, he said that the modernization of the interest of the parties, saying: The talks to modernize the customs union with the Union will continue for several years.
Source: Anatolia Agency