EU enlargement commissioner to arrive in Ankara for talks
Füle will meet President Abdullah Gül, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and EU Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara in Ankara next week. AA PhotoStefan Füle, the European Union commissioner responsible for enlargement, is due to pay a two-day visit to Ankara next week to hold talks with senior Turkish officials on Turkey’s almost-stalled negotiation process.
Füle will meet President Abdullah Gül, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and EU Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara and will hold a press conference on June 17. The visit comes after Ankara and Brussels postponed a key evaluation in meeting in April, at a time when the government’s bans on Twitter and YouTube were still in place.
Turkey opened a negotiation chapter last year after a three-year hiatus, but there are no signs for the opening of a new chapter either in the current Greek EU term presidency or in the upcoming Italian term presidency.