Commissioner Várhelyi travels on Monday to Ankara to discuss EU-Turkey relations




On 6 and 7 September, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi will travel to Turkey to discuss the state of play of the EU-Turkey relations. During his first mission to Turkey, the Commissioner will meet various counterparts in the Turkish government. Discussions are foreseen to focus on priority areas of EU-Turkey relations as identified by the EU leaders, including the overall relations with Ankara, high-level dialogues, migration, people-to-people contacts, and trade. The Commissioner will hold meetings with business representatives and also visit a migrant health center in Altindag, Ankara, financed under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey.


ECOPNET (European Cooperation and Partnership Network) underlines the importance of this visit with regard to TR-EU agenda, especially on matters of update of the customs union, green deal cooperation, migration policies. Since post-covid tendencies lead partners to cooperate on regional matters especially after the disruption on long distance supply chains.

Source: European Neighbourhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations