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Syria and EU relations top foreign policy agenda in 2016, Israel, Cyprus issue promising

Syria and EU relations top foreign policy agenda in 2016, Israel, Cyprus issue promising

As Turkey leaves behind the many significant events in 2015, including signed agreements, crises and escalated tensions, four important issues will take the biggest share of the country’s foreign policy agenda in 2016. Ankara will focus on the ongoing war in Syria, which will enter its fifth year in March, and try to break the

If Cyprus issue is resolved, we will be able to open 10 chapters in one year

Turkish daily Sabah (27.07.15-online in English) published an interview by Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkir who spoke to the paper about various subjects including terrorism and refugees, the EU expansion process and the Cyprus issue, during his visit to Luxembourg for the Ministers of European Affairs meeting. Following is an abstract of Bozkir’s interview: “DS:

Cavusoglu:Turkey more determined than ever to resolve the Cyprus issue

  Negotiations have started again in Cyprus. There are some statements from the Southern Cyprus administration that Turkey’s blockade in entering the EU may be lifted. What are your comments on this subject? Cyprus is not a criteria in Turkey’s official negotiations with the EU; however, it is usually discussed. The EU is trying to

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