The Delegation of the European Union to Turkey represents the European Union in Turkey, working closely with the embassies of EU countries accredited to Turkey.
The Delegation contributes to the development of bilateral relations in the political, economic and trade fields by expressing the position of the European Union and monitoring and reporting on the political, economic and acquis related developments in Turkey. It also monitors Turkey's efforts in meeting the requirements to join the EU.
In addition, the Delegation manages financial assistance from the EU to Turkey in support of Turkey’s reforms on its European path, and for helping Turkey addressing the challenges of the Syrian refugees crisis.
The Delegation also maintains a wide range of contacts with Turkish public authorities, political parties, business organisations, academia and civil society.
To heighten visibility and foster understanding of the EU, the Delegation implements a comprehensive information and communication programme.