Main opposition leader meets EU ambassadors in Ankara
AA photoMain opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu met with the ambassadors of EU member countries in Ankara on Feb. 2.
Following the meeting, CHP Deputy Chairman Öztürk Yılmaz and Christian Berger, the head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, held a joint press conference to discuss the meeting.
Yılmaz said after the meeting that they discussed the government-supported constitutional amendment, due to be voted on in a referendum likely in early April, the strategy that the CHP will follow, Ankara’s relations with its neighbors, Turkey’s ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, Turkey-EU ties, and the Cyprus issue.
“We stated our view in favor of empowering relations between Turkey and the EU and building it on a solid ground,” he added.
Berger said both foreign policy issues and domestic affairs were addressed in the meeting, which he described as “a fairly productive, honest and sincere meeting that was held at the right time.”