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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