Let's talk EU after elections, PM tells Barosso
PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan promises European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso he will accelerate the country's EU accession negotiations after the June 12 elections. Speaking on the sidelines of the 4th UN Least Developed Counties Conference in Istanbul, Erdogan also says he will visit to Brussels to hold talks on the issue. The Turkish prime minister and the head of the European Commission have agreed to ramp up long-stalled EU accession talks following Turkey’s June 12 general election. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that they want to “immediately boost” negotiations for Turkey’s membership in the EU after the election, the Hurriyet Daily News has learned. The two political figures held a bilateral meeting yesterday on the sidelines of the 4th U.N. Least Developed Countries Conference, or LDC-IV, in Istanbul.