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Turkey-EU Summit took place on November 29, 2015 in Brussels

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Turkey-EU Summit took place on November 29, 2015 in Bru

Turkey, which has been the candidate for the full membership of the European Union since 1999, has continued its negotiations with the purpose of the Access to the EU as of 2005. The last negotiation was realised on November 29, 2015 in Brussels.    

Turkey has been represented by Mr. Volkan Bozkır, the Chief Negotiator and the EU Minister, and Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Foreign Minister under the presidency of Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, the Prime Minister of Turkey.

At the Summit, the Turkish delegation has conducted talks with the representatives of the EU Countries, the European Council and the presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliamentary.

During these talks, the topics ‘irregular migration’, ‘cooperation on the struggle against terrorism’ and ‘EU Financial Reliefs to Syrian Refugees’ have been brought to the agenda.

Proceeding from the Declaration of the Joint Conclusions agreed upon by the parties, we can summarize the key points at the end of the Summit held in Brussels as such:      

-EU and Turkey stated that they are determined to revive the EU Accession Process of Turkey, are to cooperate and struggle effectively with the present risks and threats in harmony within the scope of the results presented at the EU Summit dated October 15.

-Parties affirmed that fighting against terrorism is their top prioritized topic at the G20 Summit Joint Statement taking place in Antalya and with reference to the UN Security Council Resolution 2249.

-EU and Turkey have welcomed the statement with regard to holding an Intergovernmental Conference on December 14, 2015, in order for the opening of EU Accession C       hapter 17.

-Furthermore, a note is introduced to the commitment of the EU Commission on the other necessary preparations for opening the negotiation titles to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.

Further information is available here:

http://www.ab.gov.tr/files/000files/2015/11/turkiye_ab_zirvesi_ortak_sonuc_bildirisi_29_kasim_2015.pdf