11/29/2023, 11:44 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU: Potential of relations with Turkey unfulfilled yet

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell estimated in his report published on Wednesday that the "full potential" of the relations between the bloc and Turkey "has not yet materialized."

Borrell noted that restarting the process of Turkey joining the EU remains stuck and underscored that country's "stance on the Cyprus issue and its vocal promotion of a 'two state solution' for the island" as a "major challenge." Other reasons for that include Ankara's position on Hamas's actions in Israel and "grave domestic human rights and rule of law situation."

To resolve those differences, Borrell listed several proposals to Turkey, which included reviving the high-state dialogue, stopping ignoring the bloc's sanctions against Russia introduced over the latter's military operation in Ukraine, and "step up efforts ... to stem irregular migration flows to the EU."

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR