EU-Turkey summit to be held in Bulgarian port city Varna
A European Union-Turkey summit will be held on March 26 in the Bulgarian port city of Varna with the attendance of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, an EU spokesman said Tuesday, amid efforts to improve strained ties, Daily Sabah reports.
EU Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, whose country currently holds the bloc's presidency, will meet Erdoğan "to discuss EU-Turkey relations as well as regional and international issues," Tusk's spokesman tweeted.
The meeting held at the leaders' level will be hosted as a working dinner, a statement signed by Tusk and Juncker said.
This gathering will serve as away for the EU and Turkey to improve their friendship and an "opportunity to assess matters of mutual interest and recent developments in Turkey, including in the areas of rule of law and fundamental freedoms," it added.