European Union External Action

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the general elections in Turkey

Turkey's general election on 7 June took place with a record 86% turn out, a clear sign of strength of the Turkish democracy. The fact that all major political parties obtained representation in the new parliament is particularly important.

We look forward to hearing the OSCE/ODIHR's preliminary findings and conclusions.

We now look forward to the swift formation of a new parliament and government, and to working together closely. The coming period offers opportunities for further strengthening the EU-Turkey relationship and to advance in broadening EU-Turkey cooperation in all fields, for the benefit of all our citizens.