World Bulletin: ‘Turkey’s EU accession top priority for EU officials’

Turkey’s European Union accession process will be the EU Commission’s top priority during their visit to Turkey, the EU’s foreign policy chief said over the weekend.

The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini (pictured above), spoke to The Anadolu Agency before her Monday visit to Turkey.

Mogherini said her visit will accelerate relations between Turkey and the EU as well as signify a fresh start to the “strategically important” bilateral relations between Turkey and the EU.

“Our top priority will be Turkey’s EU accession process,” Mogherini said. “We aim to work with Turkish government officials to give the process a concrete step and move forward.”

Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides as well as Mogherini herself will visit Ankara on Monday…

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Hard to say if this is a good or a bad thing.
    On the surface it looks bad, then again, it might just hasten the decline and fall of the EU, which is a good thing.
    The down side is that might just take the rest of Europe with it.

    ‘So hard to tell these things before they play out.

    • tom_billesley

      Definitely bad. Turkey would be a major source of replacement populations for Western European countries with residual national pride that gets in the way of EU hegemony.

    • Ed Ellison

      This looks like a really bad marriage.
      EU thinks it can tame Turkey and the Turks are looking for more neighbourhoods to invade.
      The Turks are going to win this one.

  • The Goat

    Turkey invented the EU, you know.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Actually they invented the levitating and flying E.U. in 632 A.D.

      The Crusaders ‘stole’ (and then destroyed) that technology and have now constructed a cheap imitation of the original “pure” E.U. as envisioned by Mohammed.

      Do I sound like an Erdogan press release?

      • Gettingby

        No…no mention of Jews

  • The headline should read, “Top EU officials speed up Turkey accession process in attempt to collapse the EU”.

  • Xavier

    David Spade’s looking kinda fem these days.

  • Moe Camel

    Are they hell bent on destroying western civilization? I’m really losing hope here.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      “Are they hell bent on destroying western civilization?”
      Hmmm, I’m sayin’ ‘yes’.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Cyprus is an EU nation. Illegally invaded and occupied by Turkey, soon to be another EU state. Anyone want to guess how long before the EU kicks Cyprus out of the EU and blithely tells Turkey to take the entire country. This will be a preview of the ethnic cleansing of the 1.3 Jews in the EU that will be happening once Turkey is invited in.

  • RevnantDream

    Its a must when Europe becomes entirely Muslim. turkey can do what it hasn’t for hundreds of years. have a European caliphate

  • Blacksmith

    EU is circling the drain.