On April 6, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with EU representatives. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel arrived to Turkey to discuss different topics that are currently shaping the relationship between Brussels and Ankara.
The negotiations included the renewal of the migration agreement of 2016 and the Customs Union, the facilitation of the visa regime for Turkish citizens, as well as international high-level contacts. One of the main topics was the refugee agreement, that was signed in 2016 in order to reduce the number of illegal immigrants entering Europe through Turkey. The EU has allocated about 3 billion euros to Turkey to help overcome the refugee crisis. Today the sides hold talks on the renewing of the agreement that is going to expire.
The Turkish side called on the EU to take steps to maintain a positive relations between the two sides, including deepening of political and economic cooperation, as well as sharing of common responsibility in the refugees issue. Ankara also stressed out the importance of sharing efforts in the fight against terrorism, including ISIS, PKK, YPG, as well as the Gulenist movement (Fethullah Gulen Organization, which Ankara accuses of attempting a military coup on July 15, 2016. At the same time, Erdogan called on his European counterparts to respect the Turkish sovereignty over legal trials in the country, as the EU calls on liberation of opposition leaders like Selahattin Demirtaş. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) released a statement that his imprisonment is cover for limiting pluralism and debate in Turkey.
Among other topics, the parties discussed the situation in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Eastern Mediterranean.
“The ultimate goal for President Erdogan is the final entry of Turkey to the EU,” Turkish Press Secretary Ibrahim Kalyn, summed up the meeting.
This marks a significant shape in Ankara’s public policy. During 2015 Turkey claimed that it was no more interested in entering the EU, being a candidate since 2005.
Despite friendly claims, Erdogan used his chance to show his position towards his European counterparts. During the official ceremonies, there was a number of evident signals from Turkish president that were probably aimed at demonstrating his “superior position”.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen found herself in an awkward situation when, at the beginning of negotiations, there were no chair for her. The lady was obliged to seat down on the sofa.
Another important signal was the blue carpet instead of the red one. Blue path carpet is a portrayal, ascending to the symbolism of ancient Turks.
During the era of Western decline, there is no wonder that new leaders are beginning to demonstrate their real superiority over their former patrons.
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“European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen found herself in an awkward situation when, at the beginning of negotiations, there were no chair for her. The lady was obliged to seat down on the sofa.” i read this on another news outlet and i gotta say i had a prety lengthy laugh at it.
this is kind of the other way around when it comes to britain and america and it shows how pathetic the eu is nowadays that turkey is basically trampling on them like that
Von der Leyen and the other EU stooge are nothing more than puppets of Ziocorporate terrorist globalism, not power-holders or decision-makers, no one even voted for them or for the people that put them where they are and Erdowank knows how to take advantage of the circumstances.
And we love it. You never show any libs or explanations for something better.
Eedowank is doing only what Americans told him to do. Count Germanu out of that. And Germany is one who is making real decisions in EU. Trust me on this one.
“Erdowank is doing only what Americans told him to do” You wish that were true, but you know it isn’t dude. He’s telling the Europeans and American that “no more master-servant relationship with Turkey”. That was why they tried to kill in him in 2016. Much of the Muslim world support Erdogan. Just check the polls or visit youtube channels and read the comments wherever Turkey is involved. Most Muslims are now aware, and believe me, whenever such an awareness gains ground among Muslims in history, tough times await our enemies. Your hatred for Erdogan is the one big indicator that he’s doing the right thing. I think you should join CNN, BBC, VOA, etc in demonizing him. Those platforms will really appreciate your contribution.
Yerrrh, and You would blame us too, if we instead defeated Turks.
So we dont care aboutb the dancing mice thinking they are rats. Only the tales are the same:(
Terrorist EU Ziocorporate globalist scum know quite well they can’t lose Turkey’s alignment as a NATO member, or they’d lose centuries of building a favorable “world order” in that region since before the Crimean war; and their Ziowahhabi attack dog Erdogan knows it even better. Fuck the EU commission, the EU council and the EU central bank; the mad pseudo-sultan actually treats them quite well and diplomatically like the partners they are.
EU will for the most part keep looking the other way while Turk terrorists and proxies keep spreading through Lybia, the Caucasus, Yemen, and beyond. The ISIS/al-Qaeda mini caliphate in Idlib can count on EU aid and support whenever the SAA starts an anti-terrorist invader operation.
They are not Nato. Are You a boy or a girl Yorself:(
Go away child.
I mean I get it – one chair for Turkey, one for the EU.. balanced. The issue I’m with, is that the EU guy didn’t act a gentleman and offer her a seat.
Whatever does it matter which one of them talks, they are all of one mind anyways.
In the world of WOKE it’s now an insult to offer a female your seat.
As for Ursula von der Leyen, I often wonder what she did to climb the slippery pole of power. She is not the brightest button in the EU box.
Erdo as usual wants to play all sides. And that’s a game he actually plays quite well.
While China interferes with its neighbours affairs it’s people are dying like flies
Eleven people have been killed and 19 people injured after a truck and a passenger bus collided in eastern China.
This was yesterday’s news by the way.
That was an accident. Accidents happen. Concentrate on the thousands of farmers who are committing suicide as a result of your godless bjp policies.
Concentrate on mutah in Iran
If you were a real Hindu. you would know Iran is not the problem. The Wahhabi aberration out of Saudi Arabia is the problem. Then you wouldn’t be someone’s paid troll.
They sit there, like three idiots with muzzles on their faces.
did you say constatinople…