Turkish VP discusses East Med with EU official

Turkey remains committed to its agenda, will not compromise, Fuat Oktay tells head of EU Delegation to Turkey

Isa Toprak   | 28.08.2020
Turkish VP discusses East Med with EU official Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay (C) holds a meeting with Head of European Union Delegation in Turkey Christian Berger (L) in Ankara, Turkey on August 28, 2020. ( Muhammet Fatih Oğraş - Anadolu Agency )


Turkey’s vice president met the head of the European Union’s delegation to Turkey on Friday, sources said.

Fuat Oktay and Christian Berger discussed matters related to the Eastern Mediterranean, Customs Union, and the refugee crisis, according to sources.

In regards to problems in institutional relations with the EU, Oktay stressed that Turkey remains committed to its agenda and will not compromise on its stance.

Turkey’s exemplary fight against COVID-19 and matters related to global supply chains were also discussed in the 45-minute meeting in the capital Ankara.

Oktay thanked Berger, whose tenure in Turkey ends next week, for his cooperation during his time in the country.

* Writing by Seda Sevencan

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