Commemoration message – one year into the killing of lawyer and human rights defender Tahir Elçi, former President of the Diyarbakır Bar Association

Press Release The EU Delegation on behalf of EU Member States diplomatic missions in Turkey wishes to pay tribute to the outstanding lawyer and human rights defender TAHİR ELÇİ on the first anniversary of his killing last year. Elçi’s legacy … Continue reading

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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on Cyprus talks

Bruxelles, 25/11/2016 Statements by the HR/VP  I have spoken in the last hours to both Cypriot leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akıncı, who updated me on the state of play of the talks following their discussions in Mont Pèlerin. During … Continue reading

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Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Bruxelles, 25/11/2016 Message by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Each time we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we acknowledge a failure … Continue reading

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Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2016

Brussels, 24 November 2016 Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner  for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International … Continue reading

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attack in Adana

Brussels, 24/11/2016 – 16:32 Statements by the Spokesperson At least two people were killed and 21 more wounded in a car bomb attack outside a local government building in the southern Turkish city of Adana today. In a later attack … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome to the New EU Ambassador to Turkey

The new EU Ambassador, Mr. Christian Berger, presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ambassador Berger presented President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his letter of credence during a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace. With the submission of the … Continue reading

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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on EU-Turkey relations at the plenary session of the European Parliament

Bruxelles, 22/11/2016 Remarks/speeches  Strasbourg – 22 November 2016 Check against delivery! Mr President, Honourable Members, Once again we gather to discuss Turkey, and rightly so. Our relationship with Turkey is at a crossroads, because Turkey is at a crossroads. On … Continue reading

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