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Bagis: EU cares about the resolution process

Bagis: EU cares about the resolution process



Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis who has been holding official contacts in Paris on enhancing the relations between Turkey and France and accelerating Turkey's EU membership process said that EU countries attached great importance to the resolution process in Turkey. Touching on his visit to Paris, Bagis told reporters that they discussed Turkey's EU process with French Minister of EU Affairs Bernard Cazeneuve, saying, "We particularly talked about the details of Chapter 22, namely Regional Politics and Coordination of Structural Instruments that we intended to open. We exchanged views about other chapters. France had announced that it would remove one of the obstacles on Turkey as a start after a long time. Today we had a chance to evaluate the steps towards the opening of that chapter. We also talked about the steps aimed at improving the relations between France and Turkey." Bagis who also met with French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said they discussed the importance of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the steps towards the removal of unjust visa requirements for Turkish citizens. Bagis and Valls also talked about ongoing interrogation about the murder of three women members of PKK and Valls guaranteed that they were exerting efforts for a just, fast and transparent process of judgment after the murders and that they would share all the information with Turkey. Bagis who stated that the murder of three women in Paris and some attempts in Turkey were aiming to provoke the process, adding, "All the EU countries attach importance to the resolution process. They all care about the process of disarmament of the terrorist group. They care about the process with which Turkey's inner peace would be boosted."

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