Turkey-EU relations become significant – minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkey-EU relations have become significant amid the crises in the region and in the international arena, Turkish Haber7 newspaper wrote June 1 citing Omer Celik, the country's minister for EU affairs, as saying.
Celik said that Turkey has carried out many political and economic reforms for full membership in the EU.
"As earlier, the Turkish government will continue carrying out the reforms for full membership in the EU," Celik said.
"Turkey's membership in the EU is one of Ankara's priorities," the minister said.
An association agreement between the EU and Turkey was signed in 1963. Ankara filed an application for the EU membership in 1987, but the negotiations on Ankara's accession to the EU started only in 2005.