Turkey, EU officials to meet in Brussels to discuss migrant deal
AA photoOfficials from Turkey and the European Union will meet on Nov. 29 in Brussels to discuss the implementation of a migrant deal and prospective visa liberalization for Turkish nationals, amid mutual recriminations about the state of the Ankara-Brussels relationship.
Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik is scheduled to meet the EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Security Julian King and EU Commissioner for Energy Miguel Arias Canete, Turkey’s EU ministry said in a statement on Nov. 28.
Çelik is expected to discuss recent developments on Turkey-EU ties as well as the fight against terrorism, migration, visa liberalization, global climate and energy with his counterparts in Brussels.
He will also chair Turkey-EU civil society meetings in Brussels which are set to be held with the participation of the Turkish and European press, civil society, academics and business representatives.
Çelik is also expected to deliver a speech at the Education in Emergencies Forum, which is being organized by the European Commission to raise awareness on education for migrants.