EU - Turkey
Date de l'événement: 23/03/2021
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 recognised as an active regional foreign policy player, with a strategic location, including for the EU's energy security. Turkey is a key strategic partner of the EU on issues such as migration, security, counter-terrorism, and the economy, but has been backsliding in the areas of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights. MEPs from the AFET committee have recently called on Turkey to credibly demonstrate the sincerity of its commitment to closer relations with the EU.