Turkish deputy foreign minister meets EU commissioner for enlargement
"We discussed the necessity and basic elements of advancing Turkey-European Union relations in line with the positive agenda," Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakçı, in charge of EU affairs, tweeted of his meeting with Oliver Varhelyi in Brussels, the bloc's de facto capital.
Kaymakçı also attached images of the meeting.
Varhelyi also tweeted that he welcomed Kaymakçı at the EU Commission to "discuss the outlook for EU-Turkey bilateral relations."
Turkey, a candidate for EU membership since 1999, began its accession talks with the bloc in 2005.
In recent years its candidacy has been stalled, with no new chapters opened in the accession talks. Turkey blames the lack of progress on unfair political blockades by particular EU members.