EU ambassador says Turkey ‘very close’ to the bloc
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
“I think the relationship is back onto engagement,” he added, stressing that EU-Turkish ties are showing “great improvement.”
Regarding the 2016 refugee agreement between Brussels and Ankara, Berger said the promised 6 billion euros of EU funds to support Syrian refugees in Turkey is in the process of being transferred.
To date the EU has transferred two-thirds of the first phase of half of the full sum promised, he said.
A second phase meeting to fund the rest of the budget will be held with Turkish officials next week in Ankara, Berger added.
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