Ankara has called for a summit of the EU-Turkey

Анкара призвала провести саммит ЕС-Турция

Ankara insists on holding the summit, EU-Turkey, which would be taken to remove obstacles in the implementation of agreements between Brussels and Ankara, including the migration of the deal, the Minister said Turkey and EU Affairs ömer çelik during his visit to Brussels.

Relations between Turkey and the EU worsened, after the European Parliament in plenary session on Thursday in Strasbourg approved a resolution calling for the suspension of the negotiations on Turkey’s accession to the community in light of the actions of the Turkish authorities. This caused a strong reaction in Ankara. According to the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim of this document is not for his country no legal force.

“It is necessary to hold a summit, EU-Turkey and make the decision to eliminate obstacles to the implementation of agreements, including on the issues of the agreements of 18 March (migration agreement — ed.). Unlike the EU, Turkey has largely fulfilled its commitments according to the agreements,” Celik was quoted by the Anadolu news Agency. According to him, Ankara is not obliged unilaterally to fulfill obligations under the agreement on migrants.

“- EU relations Turkey is not confined to matters of fight against illegal migration and terrorism. This is a more broad scope, it is necessary to focus on strategic ties,” said the Minister, adding that Ankara has not announced the date of completion of the agreements with the EU.

The heads of state and government of the 28 member countries of the EU in March agreed with Turkey joint plan for dealing with the migration crisis. It provides, in particular, the return to Turkey of all illegal immigrants who arrived in Greece from Turkish territory, and the reception by the EU legal migrants-Syrians from Turkey on the principle of “one for one”.

In the framework of these agreements, in may the European Commission proposed to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU to remove visa restrictions for citizens of Turkey, if Ankara will fulfill the remaining requirements of the EU on the abolition of visas. In turn, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has threatened the EU exit of the migration accords, if the EU does not give the citizens of his country a visa-free regime.