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Bozkir: EU must keep its promises to Turkey even if Cyprus talks fail

Bozkir: EU must keep its promises to Turkey even if Cyprus talks fail

According to Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News (online, 08.01.16), the responsibility for re-energizing Turkey’s accession process will belong to the European Union even in the event that the ongoing Cyprus talks fail to produce a breakthrough, Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkir has alleged, asking the bloc to keep its promises toward Ankara. “In the event

Bozkir expressed the hope that by spring a solution will emerge

Turkey’s EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır received the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides in Ankara. During the visit Bozkır reminded that over 2 million Syrian refugees were being looked after in Turkey and noted that on the issue of humanitarian assistance Turkey in the international arena had made

Turkish EU minister expects 2016 referendum on Cyprus

Negotiations to solve the Cyprus issue are the closest they have ever been to a breakthrough, Turkey’s EU minister said Friday. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency following his meeting with European Commission First-Vice President Frans Timmermans in Brussels on Friday, Volkan Bozkir said: “The Cyprus issue is a problem that has been going

EU Enlargement Commissioner:EU does not have a plan B on Turkey’s EU bid if Cyprus problem is not solved

Turkish daily Sabah (03.12.15-online in English) reported that Turkey’s EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkύr, in the context of his contacts in Brussels, met on Thursday with the EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, the Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, Miguel Arias Canete, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, the Commissioner for

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:

Turkey’s EU minister heralds ‘positive’ Cyprus talks

Volkan Bozkir says European Commission views negotiations as ‘highly positive’ Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkir on Wednesday welcomed the “highly positive” steps in negotiations over the divided island of Cyprus. Speaking to reporters at the European Commission in Brussels, Bozkir said: “Both the European Commission and the European Parliament see the steps taken to reach

One sided approach on Cyprus the report of the European Parliament on Turkey

Also touching upon the paragraph on Cyprus, Bozkır said that the report which welcomed the restart of the Cyprus negotiations process maintained a one sided approach. “It is likely that we have entered a situation where a solution to the Cyprus Problem is close. It would have been better if the report included expressions which

Bozkır:Solving Cyprus Problem easier than solving Syrian or Ukrainian crises

The Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır has said that solving the Cyprus Problem was easier than solving the Syrian or the Ukrainian crises. Bozkır also said that Turkey was eager to solve the long standing dispute on the island. Speaking at a seminar in Rome organized by one of Italy’s

[email protected]_bozkir:Solution of Cyprus issue will bring relief to Turkey-EU ties

Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkır has said that opening Chapter 17 on the economy, which is among the conditions for EU membership, along with any other progress in Turkey’s EU bid, is related to the settlement of the Cyprus issue. “I preserve my belief in breaking new ground on the Cyprus issue. If the