Turkey expect more support from EU in counterterrorism: Turkish FM
November 22 2018 05:24 PM
Mevlut Cavusoglu
Mevlut Cavusoglu


Turkey expects more concrete support from the EU member states in our counterterrorism efforts,’ Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

This came today during a joint news conference with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU Neighborhood Policy Minister Johannes Hahn, on the sideline of the Turkey-EU High-Level Political Dialogue Meeting in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Mentioning the terrorist attacks both in Turkey and in the EU countries in recent years, Cavusoglu said close cooperation against foreign terrorist fighters and elements feeding terrorism in the region would be for the benefit of both the EU and Turkey.

Turkey expects full EU membership and it ‘shouldn't be faced with political obstacles,’ Mevlut Cavusoglu said adding that making statements excluding Turkey in the EU accession process or denying its candidacy is of ‘no use’.

According to Cavusoglu, each political obstacle set by the bloc against Turkey prevents the growth, prosperity and political stability of the EU.

He pointed that the Turkey-EU High-Level Political Dialogue Meeting aims to assess relations between the two sides and exchange views on regional, security and foreign policy issues. (QNA)

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