About: Volkan Bozkir

Turkey summons EU ambassador over refugee deal comment

Turkey summoned the top European Union envoy in the country on Tuesday (17 May) to complain about comments he made last week on the migration deal between Ankara and the EU, Turkish foreign ministry sources said yesterday (18 May).

Turkey repeats threat to flood Europe with refugees

An adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened that if the European Parliament votes against lifting the visa requirement for Turkish citizens, his country would send refugees on its territory to the European Union.
Global Europe 14-04-2016

Turkey rejects European Parliament report as ‘null and void’

Turkey on Thursday (14 April) rejected a European Parliament report which accused Ankara of "backsliding" on democracy, because of references that the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir said.
Global Europe 10-03-2016

Turkey-EU refugee swap deal ‘temporary’: Netherlands

A proposed EU-Turkey deal to swap Syrian refugees one-for-one will be only "temporary" and a longer-term resettlement arrangement will be necessary, the Netherlands warned Thursday (10 March).

Cyprus Ambassador: If Turkey is serious, it should recognise Cyprus

The EU-Turkey rapprochement is positive, but Ankara must realise it can't seek closer cooperation, and at the same time say “I don’t recognise the Republic of Cyprus,” the Ambassador of Cyprus to the EU, Kornelios Korneliou, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Turkish EU minister: Cyprus referendum in March will be successful

A referendum on the new Cyprus constitution by the end of March will be successful, and the reunification of the country will open new opportunities for Turkey’s EU integration, the Minister of European Affairs of Turkey, Volkan Bozk?r, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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Enlargement 13-11-2014

Turkish EU minister: It is time for the EU to stop being prisoner of the Cyprus question

The Cyprus issue should not take over on EU-Turkish relations. The EU should “look at the forest” where there are “huge benefits”, Turkey’s EU affairs minister Volkan Bozk?r told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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Global Europe 31-10-2014

Turkey prepared to join Europe in the fight against IS

The Turkish Minister for European Affairs raised the issue of Turkey's accession to the EU and reaffirmed the Turkish position on the fight against Islamic State militants during a meeting in the French Parliament. EURACTIV.fr reports
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