Turkey's Erdogan, wooed by EU on migration, says Cyprus solution needed
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a solution was needed to end the division of Cyprus and guarantee the stability of the eastern Mediterranean, touching on an issue that has long hampered Turkey’s bid for membership of the European Union. The four-decade division of Cyprus between the Greek-speaking south, which is an EU member, and the breakaway Turkish-backed north has slowed Turkey’s EU accession efforts. Only Ankara recognizes northern Cyprus as a separate state.
8 October, 2015 Merkel says still against Turkey joining the EU German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Turkey's help was needed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe but that this hadn't changed her view that Ankara should not become a member of the European Union. "I have always been against EU membership, President (Tayyip) Erdogan […]
6 October, 2015 Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the EU consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria during talks to address Europe's spiralling migrant crisis. Speaking after the discussions in Brussels, Erdogan said Turkey was bearing the brunt of the crisis and pressed the bloc to […]
16 December, 2013 Enigmatic Turkish cleric poses challenge to Erdogan’s might By Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has won three general elections, weathered summer riots, subdued a meddling army and changed Turkey like few leaders before him in a decade in power. The powerful network of Fethullah Gulen, who leads a worldwide Islamic […]
22 October, 2013 EU revives membership talks with Turkey after three-year hiatus By Justyna Pawlak BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will launch a new round of accession talks with Turkey next month following a three-year hiatus after Germany dropped opposition prompted by Ankara's crackdown on street protests. Turkey began negotiations to join the EU in 2005, […]
2 May, 2017 Turkey's EU dream is over, for now, top official says By Robin Emmott VALLETTA (Reuters) - Turkey under President Tayyip Erdogan has turned its back on joining the European Union, at least for now, the bloc's top official dealing with Ankara said, offering economic cooperation instead if both sides can r...