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Belgium: Turkey's EU accession negotiations kick off in Brussels 01:25

Belgium: Turkey's EU accession negotiations kick off in Brussels

Belgium, Brussels
June 30, 2016 at 09:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

EU-Turkey accession talks kicked off at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday. Ahead of the meeting, EU and Turkish politicians held a minute of silence in honour of the victims of the deadly attacks on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that took place on Tuesday.

The Turkish delegation includes Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator Omer Celik, Finance Minister Naci Agbal alongside other high ranking politicians. The EU is represented by Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders among others.

The resumption of Turkey's EU accession negotiations as well as visa liberation for Turkish citizens entering the EU are part of the EU-Turkey refugee deal reached on March 18.

Belgium: Turkey's EU accession negotiations kick off in Brussels 01:25
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EU-Turkey accession talks kicked off at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday. Ahead of the meeting, EU and Turkish politicians held a minute of silence in honour of the victims of the deadly attacks on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that took place on Tuesday.

The Turkish delegation includes Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator Omer Celik, Finance Minister Naci Agbal alongside other high ranking politicians. The EU is represented by Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders among others.

The resumption of Turkey's EU accession negotiations as well as visa liberation for Turkish citizens entering the EU are part of the EU-Turkey refugee deal reached on March 18.

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