After months of tension, Erdogan meets die Heads of State and Government of the European Union

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, will be announced on April 6th die Visit Turkey to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, spokesman for the two institutions, die announced on Twitter on Monday.

At its summit on Thursday, the European Union had expressed its readiness to “deal with Turkey” after months of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, but set conditions, in particular die Continuation of the rest.

During the June European Council die Heads of State and Government of the EU die Follow developments of this “gradual and conditional approach, which may be referred to in order to die collaboration in to improve a number of areas of common interest “, so die Declaration of the summit.

The European Union has expressed its willingness to discuss die Modernization of the customs union, die Resumption of high-level dialogue and die Expressed negotiation of visa facilities for Turkish citizens.

Options for die handling

In the event that no progress is made on these files, EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell considered options, including imposing sanctions on the Turkish tourism sector.

Turkey, for its part, criticized die Results of the European Summit, however, promised “positive steps” in response die Take initiatives of the block.

Erdogan appeases

At the end of 2020, the Turkish President showed a desire for peace and quiet after die Tensions with the European Union had escalated against the backdrop of Turkey and ships were dispatched to in disputed waters with Greece and the waters of the Republic of Cyprus to search for gas.

Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and a partner of the European Union in the migration file.

Years ago, Ankara accepted die Control its limits with the block in order die Prevent irregular migrants and asylum seekers from crossing, and for ten years Ankara has hosted around four million Syrian refugees, die before the war in fled their country.

The European Union is preparing to die Funds for Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and in To increase Jordan.

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