Turkey Agreement Refugees

In 1959, Turkey was one of the first countries to seek close cooperation with the young European Economic Community (EEC). This cooperation was implemented within the framework of an „association agreement“, the so-called Ankara Agreement, signed on 12 September 1963. An important element of this plan was the creation of a „customs union“ to allow Turkey to trade goods and agricultural products without restrictions with EC countries. The main objective of the Ankara Agreement was to „achieve a continuous improvement of living conditions in Turkey and the European Economic Community by accelerating economic progress and harmoniously expanding trade, as well as on the inequality between the Turkish economy and . the Community`. On Tuesday, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced on Twitter that more than 130,000 refugees had left Turkey in Greece. Ankara wants to impose progress in its demands, including support for its operation in Idlib and much more resources for Syrians in Turkey, but EU leaders do not want to appear hostage to President Erdoğan. Brussels` desire to remain firm in its other differences with Ankara tarnishes the prospects for a quick solution to the current migration dispute. . . .