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After months of difficult relations, the leaders of the European Union had a meeting on Tuesday April 6 with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara (Turkey). Journalist Julien Gasparutto sheds light on the 20 Hours news.
The European Union is renewing dialogue with the Turkey. “The Turkey remains an important economic partner, and above all it occupies a strategic place“, explains the journalist France Télévisions Julien Gasparutto, in duplex from Brussels (Belgium).”So better to work with it“, said a diplomat.”Europeans need the Turkey, because it plays a role in a certain number of conflicts, and above all it is able to open or close the flow of migrants to Europe, it has already done so and it still welcomes today on its territory four million Syrian refugees“, details the journalist.
After months of tension, the time has come “to de-escalation“.”President Erdogan has shown signs of openness, but before signing new agreements, the Europeans want something concrete, and they reiterated their concerns about the violation of human rights in Turkey“, then reports the journalist. If”a start of warming“therefore seems to be starting,”tensions are still present“, warns Julien Gasparutto.