Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the TRT World Forum, touching upon issues such as reforming the UN, the Syrian Civil War, and Turkey’s bid to enter the European Union.
The normalization of Turkey-EU relations is a development that inspires hope, even as global concerns such as migration, populism, the trade war, security threats and so on grow more intense.
Turkish society has not given in to chauvinist nationalism is that Turkish society has successfully absorbed the four million plus refugees from Syria and other places from the Middle East. This is beyond imagination for many other countries, especially as one thinks of the current refugee crisis among the EU member states.
“Under current circumstances, Western governments would be wise to take stock of the past five years if they hope to enjoy closer relations with Turkey in the next five years.”
European states have established an anti-Erdogan and anti-AK Party international coalition in the run up to the June 24 elections.
The issue of visa liberalization between Turkey and the EU will be discussed at the next EU-Turkey summit in Varna, Bulgaria, on March 26, 2018.
Under a new counter-terrorism policy, Turkey is committed to neutralizing national security threats in Syria and Iraq whether European leaders like it or not.
Will Brexit and other separatist movements spell the end of modernization, peace and prosperity for Europe?
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Thursday to improve strained ties between the two countries following months-long tensions between Ankara and Berlin.
Hesitant behavior displayed by European countries with regard to the terror groups that target Turkey illustrates the fact that they can still take sides against Ankara and side with the YPG and the PKK during the Afrin operation.