Don't take the wrong path

Dont take the wrong path
Date: 21.1.2021 12:00

Very intense relations are starting with Europe... Yesterday, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu set out to Brussels for the first step of the meetings...

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Before the "transition to the presidency" referendum held in April 2017, the relations between Turkey and Europe had experienced the most tense days in their history. 
This tension was also highly voiced in election squares. As of yesterday, a new process has been entered with the EU. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu yesterday with the European Union began intensive efforts to leave for Brussels, will be the stage for critical talks on Turkey-EU relations.


Çavuşoğlu will meet with senior officials of the EU Council and the EU Commission and some members of the European Parliament during the two-day Brussels talks.
It is estimated that during the meetings, preparations for the possible visit of EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council President Charles Michel, who are expected to come to the USA at the end of this month or early February, will also be discussed. On the occasion of the visit, Çavuşoğlu will also evaluate bilateral and multilateral relations with the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs, European Affairs, Foreign Trade and Federal Cultural Institutions Minister Sophie Wilmes and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.


* In 2017, Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, the then Minister of Family and Social Policies, was deported from the Netherlands. The plane of Minister Kaya and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who went to meet with expatriate citizens for the presidential election campaign, was not allowed to land in the Netherlands. Kaya's convoy was stopped and a dog attack was carried out.
Erdogan opened the door: "We see ourselves in Europe, not elsewhere, and we envision building our future with Europe"
What happened in the last months on the Ankara-Brussels line
President Erdogan on November 21 last year, "not elsewhere ourselves, we envisage to establish in Europe and sees the future European" words, Turkey has demonstrated the importance it attaches to relations with Europe.
Çavuşoğlu visited Portugal and Spain on January 7-8. President Erdogan on January 9, EU Commission President in his video conference with Ursula von der Leyen, said that the EU was a priority position on Turkey's agenda.
The separate meetings of Erdoğan and Çavuşoğlu with the ambassadors of EU countries in Ankara on January 12 were a platform where the steps that both sides could take for a positive atmosphere in relations were discussed in detail.
Finally, German Foreign Minister Maas, his visit to Ankara on January 18 on both sides of the Turkey-EU to continue the positive atmosphere of their relations in recent years have emphasized the benefit.


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