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EU - Turkey

Event date: 23/03/2021

EU - Turkey

Turkey has been candidate for EU membership since 1999. Accession negotiations started in 2005.

As a major emerging economy and a member of NATO and G20, Turkey is a key partner for the European Union. It is recognised as an active regional foreign policy player,  with a strategic location, including for the EU's  energy security. The EU is therefore committed to intensify further the  political dialogue with Turkey in particular on foreign policy issues of mutual interest.

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Members of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) vote on the 2019-2020 Commission Reports on Turkey in the European Parliament in Brussels. Extracts fom the vote and from the meeting, and statement by Nacho SÁNCHEZ AMOR (S&D, ES).

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During the plenary session (24-25 March 2021), MEPs debate Turkey's withdrawal from Istanbul convention

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