With the start of the heads of state and government of the European Union on Tuesday a visit in Turkey to make a fresh start in the EU Relations between Ankara and Brussels After months of tension and Turkey’s recent promise to work on a “positive program”, European Council President Charles Michel confirmed that “talks are being held to rejuvenate relations with Turkey”.
This happened during a press conference after Michel and die President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to find ways of gradually resuming economic relations die support for in to discuss refugees living in Turkey.
Michel said that “die De-escalation in the Cyprus question and the withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya must be stepped up “.
He also stressed that “Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Treaty on the Protection of Women is a cause for concern”.
“Respect the immigration agreement”
Von der Leyen, for his part, announced a study to strengthen economic ties with Turkey.
She pointed out that “die Turkey should respect the 2016 Migration Agreement as a gesture of goodwill “adding,” We expect that die Turkey their commitments in in reference to die complies with illegal immigration.
To this end, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission Erdogan have their concern about die Human rights situation in communicated to Turkey.
requirement for die Create a positive agenda
It is noteworthy that Michel has previously stressed that the sustained release of tension is a prerequisite for die Creating a positive agenda for die Cooperation is With Turkey. He has a picture of him in Erdogan and Von der Leyen published on his Twitter account on Tuesday and added it to a comment: “In Ankara we are ready with Ursula von der Leyen, die Discussion with Recep Tayyip Erdogan about die Future to begin relations between the European Union and Turkey. “
He added, “Sustained de-escalation is needed to create a more constructive agenda.”
Sustainable de-escalation is required build a more constructive agenda. Bildtwitter.com/pNyQPwUc5m
– Charles Michel (@eucopresident) April 6, 2021
It is noteworthy that Turkish officials after a year of tension die Call for a dialogue with the Europeans have intensified on sensitive issues such as the Greek-Turkish naval dispute in the eastern Mediterranean or die Role of Turkey in the conflicts in Syria, Libya and other countries recently settled Nagorno-Karabakh.
However, European leaders called for “credible administrations” and “constant efforts” from Ankara and monitored them until June while threatening sanctions.
And they called on the Turkish President to take steps to show his desire to calm down, particularly with regard to his differences with Greece and Cyprus, to withdraw his forces from Libya and die Fundamental rights in to respect his country.
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