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  • 10/10/2014
    637 65744 1 Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Kobane Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Kobane

    We are deeply concerned by the security and humanitarian situation in Kobane and the rest of the Syrian Kurdish self-proclaimed autonomous region after three weeks of siege and fierce fighting against ISIL. The people of Kobane have demonstrated to the international community their resolve to use all means to protect their fundamental rights and values and to resist oppression.

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  • 08/10/2014
    2014 Enlargement package
  • 08/10/2014
    Key findings of the 2014 progress report on Turkey

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Turkey has been a candidate for EU membership since 1999. Accession negotiations started in 2005.

As a major emerging economy and a member of NATO and the G20, Turkey is a key partner for the European Union. It is recognised as an active regional foreign policy player, with a strategic location, including for the EU's energy security. The EU is therefore committed to intensify further the political dialogue with Turkey in particular on foreign policy issues of mutual interest.

EU-Turkey political dialogue is carried on at all levels on issues of mutual concern. At ministerial level, dialogue is led for the EU by Baroness Ashton (High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy) and Stefan Füle (Commissioner for enlargement and neighbourhood policy).


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