LAST MINUTE NEWS: The ceasefire statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

LAST MINUTE NEWS: Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the EU Leaders’ Summit

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement regarding the EU Leaders’ Summit.

While the Ministry said, “The decisions adopted at the EU Summit under the title of Turkey are far from containing the expected and necessary steps,” the EU’s delay in implementing the positive agenda is seen as a delaying tactic, a lack of will and abuse of EU membership by one or two member states. made statements.

“The new financial aid package is aimed at Syrian refugees, not Turkey, and is essentially a step to be taken to ensure the EU’s own peace and security,” the Foreign Ministry said.


At the European Union (EU) Leaders’ Summit, the heads of state and government of the EU countries asked the EU Commission to present the official proposal regarding the financing to be provided for Syrians in Turkey without delay.

While the EU Summit was in progress, after the negotiations regarding Turkey were completed, the part of the summit statement about Turkey was shared with the public.

Pointing out that the European Council is re-negotiating the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and EU-Turkey relations, the statement emphasized that a safe and stable environment in the Eastern Mediterranean, mutually beneficial relations with Turkey and developing cooperation are in the strategic interest of the EU.

In the statement, it was stated that the decrease in tension in the Eastern Mediterranean was welcomed and this should be continued.

Pointing out that the EU is ready to increase cooperation with Turkey in many areas involving common interests in a gradual, proportionate and reversible manner, it was stated that EU leaders noted the start of technical studies for the authorization to update the Customs Union between the EU and Turkey.


In the statement, it was stated that the authorization for updating the Customs Union could be accepted with additional guidance in the EU Council, and it was noted that the problems experienced in the implementation of the existing Customs Union should be eliminated and it should be applied effectively to all EU member states.

In the statement, it was emphasized that EU leaders noted the preparations for high-level dialogue with Turkey on issues of mutual interest, such as migration, health, climate, counter-terrorism and regional issues.


In the statement, “The European Council calls on the European Commission to present without delay the official proposal for the continuation of funding to Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and other parts of the region.” it was said.

In the statement, which drew attention to the EU thesis that the solution to the Cyprus issue can be achieved on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation based on political equality, it was stated that EU leaders emphasized the importance of the status of the closed Varosha and called for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions.

The European Council noted that it regrets that the talks on Cyprus in Geneva, Switzerland, did not lead to the start of official negotiations, and that the EU will continue to play an active role in supporting the process.

Arguing that the developments regarding the rule of law and fundamental rights in Turkey are a source of concern, the statement claimed that political parties, human rights defenders and the media were targeted and that they caused a decline in democracy, rule of law and women’s rights.

In the statement, “The European Council expects Turkey and all actors to make a positive contribution to the resolution of regional crises in line with the common interests of Turkey and the EU in regional peace and stability.” assessment was made.

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